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‘Distinctly average' long-run pace worries Mercedes

Mercedes’ trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin is not expecting a straightforward Bahrain Grand Prix as their cars’ long-run pace in practice was “distinctly average”. On the face of it, Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas will be expected to run and hide from the rest of the field at Sakhir having locked out the front row in qualifying ahead of Max Verstappen’s Red Bull. But Shovlin does not see it that way, partly because Red Bull have an extra set of hard tyres at their disposal which could give them another option in terms of strategy and also due to the race simulation Mercedes had carried out in practice. Get your hands on the official Mercedes 2020 collection via...
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