When driver aids have the opposite effect
They're the tools that a driver can rely on to get them out of a fix, but driver aids don't always make their lives easier. As Lewis Hamilton's accidental application of the Mercedes 'magic button' in Baku demonstrates, there can be a downside to driver aids
Max Verstappen’s hattrick of victories in Formula 1 has gone some way to making up for the disappointment of his Baku tyre failure and leaves Mercedes needing a result at Silverstone to turn the tide.
But the points situation could look very different without Lewis Hamilton’s error at the Baku restart, when he accidentally activated the ‘magic’ button on his steering wheel and went straight on at the first corner. The likely 25 points he would have scored for victory would mean he was only seven points behind Verstappen, rather than 32.
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Lewis Hamilton’s words in a recent Vanity Fair interview define both his world-view and his approach to this season: one of perpetual struggle against adversity. As GP RACING explains, that’s what Lewis feeds off – and why, far from being down and nearly out, he’s using his unique skillset to spearhead Mercedes’ revival…
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