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Hamilton downplays squandering Russia advantage

Lewis Hamilton has downplayed talk of Mercedes squandering a perfect opportunity to take big points off Max Verstappen at the Russian Grand Prix. With Verstappen set to start the Sochi race from P20 on the grid, the Red Bull driver handed grid penalties for taking on a fourth hybrid system for the season, Hamilton had an open goal to grab pole position. But a small mistake in qualifying, where he hit the wall, saw him line up P4 on the grid. It looked for a while as if Hamilton would have to settle for second place were it not for a late rain shower and the Brit's early call to pit for intermediate tyres. He took the win, his 100th in Formula 1, and the 25 points. But with Mercedes unable...
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