Jun.18 - Mercedes has implemented a temporary fix after Lewis Hamilton lost victory at Baku with the re-start incident.

"I don't count it as a mistake," the seven time world champion, second behind Max Verstappen in the drivers' standings, said at Paul Ricard.

"You can't always be perfect, but a mistake is when you veer off the track after missing your braking point or when you hit the wall.

"But we've learned from the experience and move forward," Hamilton added.

Mercedes explained that while it appeared that Hamilton simply ran off the track whilst attacking Sergio Perez, it was in fact Perez's defensive jink to the left that caused Hamilton to flick the so-called 'magic' lever or button.

"We haven't moved it," Hamilton said on Thursday, "we've just covered it to make sure we can't touch it accidentally in the future, but that's just for the short term.

"It's obviously not so easy to change the steering wheel or move buttons, we we'll probably look for a longer term solution for the future."

He denied claims that it was pressure from championship leader Max Verstappen that contributed to the incident.

"Max was already out of the race," Hamilton smiled.


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5 F1 Fan comments on “Mercedes team now fixed Hamilton's 'magic brakes' button

  1. shroppyfly

    Its like when you hit the off switch by accident , its not a mistake, ah yes i see what you mean Lewis, many thanks for that

    "We haven't moved it," Hamilton said on Thursday, "we've just covered it to make sure we can't touch it accidentally in the future, but that's just for the short term.

    Cross out accidentally and replace with by mistake lewis lol, you know I think he actually believes his own Bullshit whether accidentally or on purpose im not sure

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  2. The Spy

    Not defending Lewis here but what a stupid place to put the button to start with. If you going to have a switch like that at least don’t put it where a driver, who’s natural steering wheel grip is very much guaranteed to make contact with it. This is a stuff up by Mercedes not Lewis. The setup of the switch that is now on Lewis’s wheel is probably the way it should have been from day one.

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    • shroppyfly

      No i wont have that Torger said his mechanics are the best in the business lol, for me its joint blame, if only theyd owned the mistake from day one !!!!!

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    • shart

      its a stuff by the team and the driver.the driver is so full of himself he thought he could cope.years of having the fastest car and starting from pole has covered up hammys weaknesses.he is under pressure now ,so are mercedes.come on bottas do your stuff

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