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Mercedes: 'Hamilton's race was affected by damage after Verstappen incident'

Max Verstappen had a super start at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. Because of this he drove next to Lewis Hamilton before the first corner started. The world champion tried to maintain his position on the outside, but failed and even sustained some damage. Damage that according to Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff, affected him throughout the race. "The incident in the first corner cost us two tenths and almost fifteen points in downforce," Wolff said in an interview with ORF. The latter is gibberish to the outsider, but those two tenths per lap slower is a significant disadvantage. At first Mercedes even thought the situation was worse. Broken part brought more downforce...
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