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How Mercedes left Hamilton alone on Hungary's restart grid

Mercedes has explained how it came to pass that Lewis Hamilton was the only car on the grid for the restart of the Hungarian Grand Prix. Hamilton was the leader during a red flag period to clear debris and various retired cars from two Turn 1 incidents in Budapest, and with Valtteri Bottas having ruined the races of both Red Bull drivers and Lando Norris, the world champion appeared set for a comfortable victory. But when the rest of the field pulled into the pits to switch from intermediates to slicks, Hamilton was left to restart the race alone. Mercedes’ trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin said the error from the team came before the decision to not pit, and was actually...
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