Mercedes: Rivals “too quick” after “serious” Friday gains

Mercedes is unbeaten in the Russian Grand Prix since it joined the calendar in 2014, but Hamilton and Bottas ended Friday’s running at Sochi significantly off both Red Bull’s pace-setter Max Verstappen and the lead Ferrari of Charles Leclerc.
“It started off not too bad and it just didn’t really improve as the others made some big progressions,” Hamilton explained.
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