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Mugello exacted "a punishing toll" on Hamilton and Bottas - Mercedes

Mercedes chief strategist James Vowles has revealed that Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas suffered during the Tuscan Grand Prix due to loads at Mugello being amongst "the very worst" in Formula 1. Vowles claims the circuit took "a punishing toll" on the duo throughout the 59 laps, with a degree of assistance provided by the two red-flag periods that at least allowed them a breather. Article continues under video Many corners of the medium-to-high-speed, high-downforce, 15-turn track resulted in forces of 4g and 5g on occasion. By comparison, astronauts experience around 1.7g-2g during a rocket launch. “In terms of load on the driver the circuit is right up there...
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