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Mercedes: Late pit stop was just plain dumb

Mercedes technical director James Allison agrees with many a fan, the team's decision to pit Lewis Hamilton under the late Safety Car in Brazil was 'just plain dumb'. Hamilton spent most of the Brazilian Grand Prix trying to find a way by Max Verstappen. But while the duo mimicked each others' strategies in the opening 52 laps, that changed when Valtteri Bottas retired bringing out the Safety Car. Verstappen pitted for fresh tyres while Hamilton and Mercedes opted for track position. That left the reigning World Champion a 'sitting duck' and it wasn't long after the restart that Verstappen was back up into the lead. As such Mercedes tried to turn the tables in the second Safety Car but...
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