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Hamilton's ‘bit silly' moment actually saved his race

Accelerating at a time when almost everyone watching believed he should be reversing may have 'looked a bit silly' but Martin Brundle says it kept Lewis Hamilton from retiring in the gravel at Imola. Coming to lap backmarkers, Hamilton made a rare mistake at Sunday's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, one that put him into the gravel. Slowing down and on the verge of stopping before he nosed the barrier, Hamilton continued forward until his W12 did hit it, damaging his front wing. He eventually reversed out of the gravel and rejoined the race, heading back to the pits for repairs as the red flags were thrown for his team-mate Valtteri Bottas' big crash. Brundle reckons that decision to continue...
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