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The real impact of F1's fastest lap point

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The introduction of a point for the fastest lap provoked all manner of responses, but when the first battle for the extra point took place, it revealed what could be its true impact on F1 this season

Valtteri Bottas's most revealing radio comment during the Australian Grand Prix was his slowing down lap combination of good letter writing etiquette and devastating sweary demolition of all who had ever doubted him.

His second most revealing radio comment was seven laps earlier, when he had been told that the fastest lap bonus point wasn't a priority and he shouldn't take any risks.

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