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This is why Mercedes copied the strategy of Verstappen

Lewis Hamilton copied Max Verstappen 's stopping strategy in Qatar. Because Hamilton was master in his Mercedes there was no need for the team to follow the Dutchman. Mercedes explains why they chose to do so anyway. Mercedes imitates Verstappen Verstappen was already four seconds behind Hamilton when he fell behind the Brit on lap five. The Red Bul Racing driver quickly undid his penalty, but Hamilton was still able to dictate the race. Verstappen came in the pitlane first of the two title rivals. It was the only way they could make things somewhat difficult for Mercedes. There was no real chance for the undercut, although Hamilton did follow the lap after and did the same on the second...
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