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Salo denies leaking Hamilton penalties to TV

Mika Salo has denied he tipped off Finnish TV about Lewis Hamilton’s penalties at the Russian Grand Prix before they had been officially announced. Hamilton was issued with two five-second penalties, one for each of the two practice starts he carried out in the wrong place on the way to the grid at Sochi. He served both penalties at his sole pit-stop, being stationary for 10 seconds before his Mercedes mechanics could change his tyres, and eventually finished third behind team-mate Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen. The World Champion reacted in the broadcast media pen afterwards with the claim that the stewards were targeting him – an accusation to which Salo responded by saying...
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