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Mercedes take "tactical opportunity" to change Bottas' PU

It's a very strange move by Mercedes to have Valtteri Bottas start from the back for the second race in a row. Especially since Sochi is normally one of the best circuits for the Finn. Yet he will start from 17th on Sunday afternoon and Mercedes have confirmed that it is a "tactical move", as Max Verstappen will start from 20th. On Twitter, Mercedes says that "the team has taken the tactical opportunity to add another engine in Valtteri Bottas' pool for the rest of the season." They don't say directly that this will stop Red Bull Racing's plans, but with Lewis Hamilton starting from P4 they will want to do everything they can to keep Verstappen from scoring points in...
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