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Mercedes explain how Bottas ended up racing Russell

Article To news overview © Mercedes Mercedes' Andrew Shovlin has explained the circumstances that led to Valtteri Bottas, in a front-running, race-winning W12, ended up in a position to be legitimately overtaken by George Russell's Williams prior to their race-ending smash. Starting Lap 32, Russell lost control of his Williams on the damp patch off the racing line and slammed into the side of the Mercedes, having been in a position to overtake, using DRS, around the outside into Tamburello. It was an unusual crash, in more ways than one, as it's not particularly often you see an undamaged Mercedes being overtaken for position by one of the slowest cars on the grid. "Valtteri's...
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