Lewis Hamilton held himself accountable for his restart error in Baku – however Mercedes’ technical director Mike Elliott mentioned the crew share among the blame and can make adjustments to their system for the following race.
Hamilton went off shortly after the race was restarted with two laps to go, as he made to go Sergio Perez for the lead. After the race, he revealed he had accidentally turned on a brake-warming mode which lowered the efficiency of his brakes. The system, which Mercedes name ‘brake magic’, is generally solely used throughout Security Automobile durations.
“Lewis had finished all the appropriate issues,” mentioned Elliott. “He bought the automotive to the grid, he switched off the assorted buttons and settings he wanted to change off, switched on those he wanted to change on, it was all set to start out the race correctly.
“He made a unbelievable begin, he bought himself up alongside Perez and as he and Perez had been form of shuffling place Lewis swerved and within the strategy of swerving he simply clipped the magic button and sadly he didn’t really feel he had finished it.
“So he had utterly no consciousness he was going to have an issue.”
Though Hamilton took the blame for the error, Elliott mentioned the crew would overview its practices to make it more durable to duplicate in future.
“I do know, talking to Lewis, that Lewis form of feels a bit of blame for that,” Elliot mentioned. “However the actuality is Lewis makes so few errors and that’s what actually units him other than among the different drivers.
“It’s our obligation to attempt to give him a automotive the place it’s harder for him to make errors. We have to take our share of that, have a look at how we will enhance that and that’s one thing we are going to put in place for the following race.”
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