Hamilton probably still had the ‘magic button’ on. This is a button that only Mercedes has on the steering wheel, normally intended to warm up the front tires faster. ,,magic… sorry about that”, the Briton was quick to offer his apologies. ,,Is he okay?” asked the world champion, to which his engineer replied in the affirmative. Earlier this year, the same button cost him the victory in Baku. After rival Max Verstappen had meanwhile retired, Hamilton shot straight at the restart.
There is a good chance that Hamilton will again lead the World Cup position after this weekend. Verstappen has decided to use a new fourth engine and to start at the back of the GP. For him it is overtaking on Sunday, while Hamilton is going for his fifth victory at the Sochi circuit. In both Friday practice sessions, the Briton had to tolerate his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas.
Hamilton apologizes after mechanic run over | Sport
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