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Why Mercedes tried to take pole on medium tyres

Article To news overview © Mercedes Qualifying for the Portuguese Grand Prix was an exciting affair, with Valtteri Bottas coming out on top over teammate Lewis Hamilton by just 0.007 seconds. However the team raised some eyebrows when they sent both cars out on the track with medium tyres for their final lap in Q3, while the remaining eight drivers were fitted with soft tyres. Toto Wolff explained why the Silver Arrows used that approach. "We were on track to do a 1:17.7 on the medium tyre, and then we took the decision to see how the run on the soft tyre would go in Q3," Wolff told RacingNews365.com and other members of the media. "Then we would decide whether to take the...
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