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Mercedes: We eventually didn't get the wheel off

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas was heading for a Monaco Grand Prix podium on Saturday, until his pitstop when the right front wheel refused to let go of the hub and remained forged as one… until now! It was a bizarre scene at the first round of pitstops during the race, as mechanics swarmed around the stopped Mercedes to try and remove the wheel, but to no avail. It was a DNF for the luckless Finn. Mercedes tech boss James Allen confirmed that wheel and axle remain solid: “We eventually didn't get the wheel off. It sat in our garage with the wheels still on it. It will have to be ground off, get a Dremel out and painfully slice through the remnants of the wheel nut. We'll do that...
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