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Mercedes praises drivers for enduring 'punishing toll' at Mugello

Mercedes chief strategist James Vowles praised Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas for undergoing and surviving the veritable "physical punishment" levied upon them by the Mugello circuit at the recent Tuscan Grand Prix. The ninth round of the F1 world championship was a tumultuous affair marked by mayhem, red flags and restarts from which Hamilton emerged as the worthy winner. But the Italian track's unforgiving sequence of medium and high-speed corners, coupled with the event's scorching heat, led to the most physically challenging ordeal of the season for drivers. A fact that wasn't lost on Mercedes' chief strategist.  Read also: Hakkinen: Mugello mayhem shows 'drivers still...
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