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Mercedes deny ‘2-1' call was for Bottas swap

Mercedes has cleared up a radio message heard during broadcast which could have been interpreted as a call for Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton to swap. The message of 'Urgent Chassis Default Two One' instantly evoked memories of the ‘multi 21' call which Sebastian Vettel ignored at the 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix to deny his then Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber the victory. At the 2020 Austrian Grand Prix, Bottas was leading Hamilton throughout but the defending champ was breathing down his team-mate's neck on a number of occasions before a five-second penalty for causing a collision with Alex Albon saw him fall off the podium spots. But the Silver Arrows has said there was never any...
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