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Hakkinen: Bottas and Perez roles becoming 'increasingly important'

Mika Hakkinen says the support roles played by Valtteri Bottas and Sergio Perez with their respective teams will become "increasingly important" in the final leg of the title fight between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. Bottas took a commanding win in Turkey following Hamilton's grid demotion that ruled the Briton out as a front-running contender at Istanbul Park. However, Verstappen's runner-up spot in last Sunday's race, ahead of Perez who finished third, allowed the Dutchman to reclaim a six-point lead over Hamilton in the Drivers' standings. Hakkinen believes the strong performance displayed in Turkey by Bottas and Perez suggests that the Mercedes and Red Bull number two...
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