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Hamilton reveals Mercedes fix to avoid accidental ‘brake magic’ press repeat

The seven-time world champion accidentally struck the button - which alters brake bias - as he attempted to snatch the lead from Red Bull’s Sergio Perez at the restart of the race in Baku. Hamilton's front-left tyre locked up under braking for Turn 1 and he subsequently shot down the escape road, dropping him out of the points and down to 15th, where he would go on to finish. Hamilton suggested after the race that he had mistakenly re-activated the ‘brake magic’ button Mercedes has incorporated onto its steering wheel, something which was later confirmed by the team. The system is used to help the drivers to generate tyre temperature ahead of key moments such as a Safety Car restart...
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