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‘Bottas' one-stopper was bold, but Merc did nothing wrong'

Jolyon Palmer says 'in hindsight' Mercedes made the wrong call running Valtteri Bottas on a long first stint in Qatar. But, he adds, the team cannot be blamed as they didn't have the data going into the race weekend given that it was Formula 1's first-ever visit to the Losail circuit. Formula 1 raced in Qatar this past weekend with Lewis Hamilton taking the win ahead of Max Verstappen, both drivers on two-stop strategies although Red Bull did pit Verstappen late in the race for the fastest lap point. Hamilton's team-mate Bottas, after a tardy start, set about working his way onto the podium with Mercedes opting for a one-stop strategy for the 32-year-old. That ended in disaster when, on...
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