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Bottas: Verstappen battle easier than expected

Valtteri Bottas says he was expecting it to be more difficult to get past Max Verstappen at the Styrian Grand Prix. After qualifying in P4, the Mercedes driver struggled to catch the Dutchman during their opening stint of the race. However, after pitting 10 laps later, he quickly began to close the gap to him late on. Aided by much fresher tyres and front-wing damage for Verstappen, he was far quicker and all over the back of him by Lap 66. He went ahead at Turn 4, but not for long as the Red Bull fought back to briefly reclaim P2. Just a lap later, however, Bottas tried the same move again, and this time made it stick. Bottas vs Verstappen Styrian Grand Prix. Great battle 💪🏻 #F1...
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