Mercedes have ‘theory’ over reason for terrible performances and confident Lewis Hamilton can challenge Verstappen again

LEWIS HAMILTON’s Mercedes team believe they have cured his car’s poor performance in time for next week’s French Grand Prix. Hamilton’s misery was compounded in Baku when he pressed a “magic” brake button just two laps from the end, effectively switching off his brakes, causing him to run deep in turn one and going from first to last place. “One of the buttons we’ve got, what’s called brake magic, which is a button that the drivers can press and that allows them to get heat into the brakes. “Lewis had done all of the right things, he’d got the car to the grid, he’d switched off the various buttons he needed to switch off, switched on the ones he needed to switch on. “In the process of swerving, he just clipped the magic button.

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