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Verstappen: Tyre wear could keep Mercedes within reach

Max Verstappen Max Verstappen is hoping tyre wear and strategy will play a key role in the Bahrain Grand Prix as the Red Bull driver looks to disrupt Mercedes’ race plans. Lewis Hamilton topped all qualifying segments to claim an emphatic 98th career pole under lights in Bahrain, leaving Valtteri Bottas confused at the gap to his team-mate. Verstappen was third, just 0.125s behind Bottas, with the Dutchman to start behind Hamilton on the long run down to Turn 1. While it was all smiles for Mercedes on Saturday with a 75th front low lockout, history sides with Verstappen, with the winner in Bahrain coming from third on the grid twice in the last three races. Verstappen has extra incentive...
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