Mercedes have announced they will review the “brake magic” system, following Lewis Hamilton knocking the button, dropping him out of the points at the restart.
Despite Hamilton taking full responsibility for his mistake at the restart in Baku, the team has confirmed they will conduct a full review on the “brake magic” system, including changing the placement of the button, which he hit to cause the lockup.
“Lewis had done all the right things,” said Mike Elliott, Mercedes technical director.
“He got the car to the grid, he switched off the various buttons and settings he needed to switch off, switched on the ones he needed to switch on, it was all set to start the race properly. He made a fantastic start, he got himself up alongside Perez, and as he and Perez were sort of shuffling position Lewis swerved, and in the process of swerving he just clipped the magic button, and unfortunately he didn’t feel he had done it.”
“I know, speaking to Lewis, that Lewis sort of feels a chunk of blame for that, but the reality is Lewis makes so few mistakes and that’s what really sets him apart from some of the other drivers.”
“It’s our duty to try and give him a car where it’s more difficult for him to make mistakes. We need to take our share of that, look at how we can improve that and that’s something we will put in place for the next race.”