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Hamilton Backpedals After Blaming Bottas For Letting Verstappen Through

Seven-time World Champion Sir Lewis Hamilton has back-pedalled on Instagram following him criticising his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas on Sunday. After locking out the front row of the grid for the Mexico City Grand Prix, Hamilton was furious that his Championship rival, Max Verstappen, was able to overtake both Silver Arrows and take the lead of the race into the first corner. Hamilton not-so-subtlety suggested that Bottas should have done more to block the Red Bull from passing them into Turn One. “He left the door open for Max, and Max was on the racing line so did a mega job braking into Turn 1,” Hamilton said. Continuing, he explained: “Because I was on the inside on the...
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