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Mercedes explains Hamilton’s ‘brake magic’ mistake

Lewis Hamilton locks up at the restart in Azerbaijan Mercedes technology director, Mike Elliott, has shed light on why Lewis Hamilton locked up and slid out of contention of the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Hamilton had lined up second on the grid for the Lap 50 standing restart, surging into the lead on the run to the first corner. However, a heavy lock up saw him skate into the apex, dropping him to the rear of the field. Prior to the restart, the Englishman's car smoked heavily, a result of the Englishman using ‘brake magic’ to generate tyre temperature prior to the restart. “The drivers are trying to get the tyres in the optimal window for the start trying to do lots of other...
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