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Hamilton fastest lap attempt in Qatar prevented by time

Mercedes says that it could not respond to Max Verstappen's late but successful effort to snatch the fastest lap in Qatar as Lewis Hamilton was constrained by time. Red Bull brought Verstappen in for a fresh set of soft tyres with just two laps to go in last Sunday's race and succeeded in adding an extra point to his tally, thus limiting his deficit in the Drivers' standings to 8 points ahead of the final two rounds of the season. Mercedes trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin explained why Hamilton didn't follow suit and try to make the bonus point his own. "Red Bull deliberately timed it so that from their stop, all that Max is able to do is an out lap and a flying lap so he...
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