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An odd quirk of Lewis Hamilton's during F1 starts

Video To news overview © Mercedes F1 Lewis Hamilton has started a total of 304 Formula 1 Grands Prix, but what is less well known is his peculiar way of launching his Mercedes W13. The seven-time World Champion has a very specific method of holding his steering wheel, gripping the top half of the left-hand side before letting it go once he's reached the first corner. In a video on social media, a Mercedes team representative explains that this is due to the shifter paddles on the back which enable the driver to go up or down the gears. F1 gearboxes are designed to work sequentially, meaning it automatically shifts up or down. When a driver mistakenly presses one, the engine may hit its...
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