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Hakkinen: Mercedes streets ahead of Red Bull

Article To news overview © Mercedes Mika Hakkinen has praised Mercedes for their strategic decision making in Spain, saying that they are 'streets ahead' of Red Bull Racing. Mercedes, having lost track position on the first lap in Spain, responded to Max Verstappen's aggression with their own aggressive pitstop strategy. This resulted in Lewis Hamilton coming out 22 seconds behind Verstappen with 22 laps to go, but the reigning Champion used his much fresher tyres to catch and pass the Dutch driver. Hakkinen believes the trust between Hamilton and Mercedes was imperative to the win, especially as Hamilton revealed after the race that he had initially considered ignoring the call to pit...
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