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Mercedes were ‘adamant’ after Hamilton ignored call

Toto Wolff says his team were 'adamant' that Lewis Hamilton had to pit in Sochi, even after he ignored the first call to do so. The Mercedes driver secured his 100th victory in Formula 1 in dramatic fashion at the Russian Grand Prix, taking the lead with precious few laps to go. He did so as he pitted for intermediate tyres when the rain started to fall while then-leader Lando Norris decided to stay out and try to make it to the end on slicks. Hamilton initially wanted to do the same thing, ignoring the team's first message telling him to come in, but Wolff says that even then, the strategists had no doubts. 'I think for the driver, it's always very difficult when half of the track is dry...
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