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Bottas defiant on team order: ‘Not here to let people by'

Valtteri Bottas has admitted he deliberately defied team orders after being told not to hold up Sir Lewis Hamilton in the Spanish Grand Prix. On lap 53, Bottas was told over the team radio to let Hamilton pass him seamlessly for second place as the seven-time World Champion chased down race leader Max Verstappen. Hamilton had made a second pit-stop 11 laps earlier to give himself fresher tyres for an attack on the Red Bull towards the end of the race, having been unable to overtake Verstappen when they were on the same strategy. But rather than pulling off the racing line to allow his Mercedes team-mate through without hindrance, the Finn made the move difficult for Hamilton who, in the...
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