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F1 Podcast: Should Bottas have pitted under British GP safety car? – F1

The latest Autosport podcast delves into the Mercedes Formula 1 squad’s British Grand Prix strategy and asks if it was wrong not to pit Valtteri Bottas under the safety car.

With Bottas slipping from first to fourth in the closing laps on ageing tyres and Sebastian Vettel passing him to take a famous win, how Ferrari performed so well at what was expected to be a Mercedes track is also examined.

There’s also a look at Kimi Raikkonen’s penalty for hitting Lewis Hamilton at Turn 3 on the first lap of the race.

Sauber driver Charles Leclerc’s run of form leads to universal praise for the Ferrari-contracted driver, while questions are also asked about when the Haas team’s patience with Romain Grosjean might run out.

Toro Rosso driver Pierre Gasly called his penalty for contact with Sergio Perez “completely ridiculous”, but there’s also an explanation of why he lost 10th place for the move.

The Autosport Podcast is available to subscribe to free via iTunes and other podcast suppliers – simply search for ‘Autosport’.

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