But on the restart, the Finn failed to hold his own against Hamilton who took command of the disrupted race never to relinquish his first place position.
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Despite his best efforts, Bottas simply could not challenge the imperial Briton.
“Valtteri Bottas will leave Tuscany believing he should have a victory trophy in his possession, the Finn was in tremendous shape after snatching the lead from Lewis Hamilton,” commented Brawn in his post-race column.
“But he let the win slip through his fingers and he must be struggling to come to terms with another defeat to the reigning world champion.”