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Bottas wasn’t asked to slow for Hamilton in fight for pole

Valtteri Bottas says he was not asked to slow down for Lewis Hamilton in qualifying at the Turkish Grand Prix and simply lost time in the final corners. After the first runs in Q3, Bottas was on provisional pole position but Hamilton went out early for his final run and duly went 0.2s clear of his teammate. The championship leader was chasing the fastest time to limit the impact of a 10-place grid penalty for exceeding power unit components, meaning Bottas qualifying second was the perfect result for Mercedes as the Finn would inherit pole. While Bottas was up for a spell of his final lap, he lost time compared to Hamilton later on but says his tires were past their best in the last part...
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