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Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff back at Mercedes factory, Valtteri Bottas bids farewell

Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff back at Mercedes factory, Valtteri Bottas bids farewell

Toto Wolff and Lewis Hamilton have reunited with their Mercedes colleagues, while Valtteri Bottas was driven off into the sunset.

For Mercedes it has been a week like no other, a roller-coaster of emotions ever since those dramatic final stages of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Hamilton thought a record eighth World Championship was within his grasp, but it unravelled due to a late Safety Car and a subsequent controversial take on the lapped cars ruling.

With only the lapped runners separating Max Verstappen and leader Hamilton allowed to un-lap themselves, the Safety Car was swiftly called in and on superior tyres Verstappen passed Hamilton on the final lap, going on to become World Champion for the first time.

Mercedes won the Constructors’ Championship for an unprecedented eighth season in succession, but any thrill of that has largely been overshadowed by the bitter taste of how the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix concluded.

Two post-race appeals were turned down by the stewards and while…

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