Hamilton and Bottas raced "with an abundance of caution" at Mugello - Mercedes
Mercedes trackside engineer Andrew Shovlin has revealed that Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas were forced to exercise extreme caution en route to their latest one-two finish at Mugello.
As chaos unfolded behind the duo at various times during the Tuscan Grand Prix, Hamilton and Bottas were again engaged in their own private battle at the front, although it was not without its moments of consternation on the pit wall.
Notably, Hamilton and Bottas were both told to stay off all kerbs at one stage, which led to a protest from the former that he was going too slow.
But with Bottas complaining of vibrations through his tyres, Mercedes had in the back of its mind what occurred late in the British Grand Prix when its drivers both suffered late tyre failures.
Asked as to why the instruction, Shovlin said: "It was when Valtteri was reporting the vibration on his first stint which was not dissimilar to what he felt in Silverstone.
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