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Bottas confused by 'really weird' pace deficit in Baku

Valtteri Bottas was at a loss to explain the "really weird" pace deficit of his Mercedes in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix which the Finn finished a lowly P12. While teammate Lewis Hamilton raced among the front-runners all afternoon in Baku before a costly mistake took him out of the running for a win, Bottas was barely a contender for a top-ten finish in the 51-lap event. Mired in the midfield, Bottas was not only unable to move up the order, the Mercedes driver lost several positions on the safety car restart after Lance Stroll's crash on lap 29 as he struggled with his tyre temperatures. "It was a quite similar feeling to yesterday’s and also Friday," Bottas said after...
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