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Hamilton questions Merc strategy as Russell finishes ahead again


Lewis Hamilton questioned Mercedes' strategy at the Miami Grand Prix after he was overtaken by team-mate George Russell in the closing stages.

Hamilton was asked to make a key strategic decision after Lando Norris's collision with Pierre Gasly on lap 41, as the constructors' champions tried to decide whether to pit for soft tyres under the resulting safety car.

Meanwhile, Russell took advantage of the situation to stop for quicker medium tyres, allowing him to overtake both Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas to finish the race in fifth, leaving him 23 points ahead of his new Mercedes team-mate in drivers' standings.

Reflecting on being asked to decide on the pit stop strategy, Hamilton said his team should have made the decision for him.

"In that scenario I have no clue where everyone is so when the team say it's your choice, I don't have the information to make the decision," he told Sky Sports.

That's what your job is, make the decision for me. You have all the details. I don't!

"That's what you rely on the guys for, but today they gave it to me and I didn't understand it.

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