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Bottas reveals early Mercedes block to his title push

Valtteri Bottas has said he felt Mercedes stopped him from going for the 2021 World Championship earlier in the season. Now trailing his team-mate Lewis Hamilton by 80.5 points in the Drivers' Championship with eight rounds to go, Bottas has been sent back into ‘wingman' mode at Mercedes to support Hamilton's title push and Mercedes' bid for the Constructors' title. And the Finn hinted this has been Mercedes' stance for some time already, even though the future is not entirely clear. 'I don't know really, I need to ask Toto [Wolff, Mercedes team principal]. For sure, it's still a reasonable gap in the points,' he told reporters at the Russian Grand Prix when asked if he would still...
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