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Bottas/Hamilton Q3 tyre call made for ‘tense' garage

Mercedes technical director James Allison says the garage was tense as they tried to find the best Q3 strategy at the Portuguese GP. Lewis Hamilton was able to take pole position at the Algarve International Circuit with the benefit of two flying laps on the medium tyres which unusually were providing more pace on Saturday than the soft compound. Valtteri Bottas meanwhile only had the one run, and after falling short of pole by a tenth of a second, was left ruing the decision not to follow Hamilton's strategy. But it wasn't a case of Hamilton getting the best option, instead Mercedes had no idea which was the better route to go down so chose to explore both. Get your hands on the official...
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