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Zero-stop Ocon was ‘one lap away from puncture’

Esteban Ocon admitted his tyres were on their last legs after completing the entire Turkish Grand Prix on the same set of intermediates. The Alpine driver was the only person brave enough to take all 58 laps of Istanbul Park without pitting, given the usual requirement to use two different compounds in a race is removed in wet conditions. Lewis Hamilton was openly critical of his strategy at Mercedes as he had wanted to follow suit with the Frenchman, preferring to keep track position as he aimed to take a podium on Sunday. But given the state of Ocon's tyres and his drop-off in pace towards the end of the race, he admitted afterwards that his eventual P10 finish would have slipped through...
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