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Mercedes details reasons for Bottas' botched pitstop

Mercedes says a "misplaced" wheel gun caused Valtteri Bottas' lengthy pitstop on lap 31 of last Sunday's Bahrain GP. Bottas' hopes of joining the fight up front between his teammate Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull's Max Verstappen was as good as crushed when the Finn endured a mid-race 10.9s tyre change. The Mercedes driver was not at fault however, with his left front gun man lacking just a bit of precision in his all-important task, technical director James Allison explained in the Brackley squad's post-race debrief on YouTube. "When the car came into the pit-stop box, Valtteri came in very neatly, positioned the car neatly and well, which is always a help for the pit...
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