How Mercedes Secret System Cost Lewis the Win | Azerbaijan Grand Prix Explained

Lewis Hamilton had a great shot at leading Max in the championship today in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, but a strange mistake cost him a shot at the win. So what went on? And what is this Brake Magic system?

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  1. mesa's artworks

    mesa's artworks

    Prije 3 dana

    0:12 "it cost him the championship lead" He already lost it at Monaco GP.

  2. R Cic

    R Cic

    Prije 3 dana

    Couldn't it be that Lewis simply overheated the brakes during the formation lap and simply screwed up?

  3. Terrence Klaverweide

    Terrence Klaverweide

    Prije 3 dana

    Bla bla TLDW

  4. Booba44 Gaming

    Booba44 Gaming

    Prije 4 dana

    Good upload my friend. Full watch

  5. Jane Gavin

    Jane Gavin

    Prije 4 dana

    F1 have no one but themselves to blame for the loss of millions of fans for allowing the teams to make the car into computers.Its like they forget that fans loved the crashes we had in the sport back in the 60s 70s 80s and 90s,we don't like seeing drivers die but we love a few good crashes per race.And for the last 7 years Mercedes have had the best car for years hence winning 7 double world titles and before that Red Bull had the best car and they won 4 championships in a row which leaves the sport boring despite having some of the best drivers in the world.I know they still have fans it's just in this day and age they could and should have millions more.

  6. miko foin

    miko foin

    Prije 4 dana

    Lewis forgot it wasn't Albon at the wheel, third time isn't always the charm

  7. shazmeister2005


    Prije 4 dana

    Personally I think he forgot to switch it off on the grid. His brakes were smoking heavily prior to the restart so he was clearly using it a lot.

  8. vjayind


    Prije 4 dana

    Lewis can make no mistake .. its the magic buttons fault

  9. seiom jvony

    seiom jvony

    Prije 6 dana

    Lol it's pretty ironic that a button called "brake magic" didnt help Lewis in stopping the car

  10. Skyrecked Loemm

    Skyrecked Loemm

    Prije 6 dana

    This year's championship reminds me of those Senna VS Prost days. Really great racing guys. 🏁👌👌👌

    • miko foin

      miko foin

      Prije 4 dana

      Hamilton's car was the only one on the grid with smoking brakes-why didn't the team spot this?DUH!!

  11. Dushyant Verma

    Dushyant Verma

    Prije 6 dana

    It's hamilton's foolishness that has costed him the victory. He deserved what happened with him in azerbaijan race. His team gives him the adwantage always of using DRS & not to botas. I have always noticed. I believe botas is a much better F1 driver than lewis.

  12. Bonded by Thrash

    Bonded by Thrash

    Prije 6 dana

    So...can't they just drive the warm up lap with one foot dragging on the brakes?

    • seiom jvony

      seiom jvony

      Prije 6 dana


  13. doire aintu

    doire aintu

    Prije 6 dana

    That was strange when they stopped before the restart, Hamilton front brakes were smoking way more than the other cars.

  14. baylessnow


    Prije 6 dana

    It made a change from the old excuse of "it's not my fault, it's not my fault", whilst he quickly tried to pick a scapegoat from his pit crew, I suppose.

  15. Ok Go

    Ok Go

    Prije 6 dana

    That 'magic' button needs reprogramming to be pressed TWICE to avoid this mistake in future. A simple solution to bad design.👍🇬🇧

  16. Jim Sperlakis

    Jim Sperlakis

    Prije 7 dana

    Merc is possibly using Selective Brake control to assist steering input to the car. I designed a way to get selective bias the rear differential to aid in Corner Out control with simple Belville washers. Both may be out of the sporting regulations.

  17. Aech1898


    Prije 7 dana

    There's nothing secret about their "magic", it's just a brake-warmin preset.

  18. old tighthead

    old tighthead

    Prije 7 dana

    All this just adds to the skills that old school drivers like Senna ,Mansell,Piquit,Arnoux and more possessed.....

  19. Coen80


    Prije 7 dana

    What secret?!?! Downvoted for clickbaiting. No secret here. Every team has such a button (or pre set under any button)

  20. sokin jon

    sokin jon

    Prije 7 dana

    His brake bias was set to full front.

  21. Ronald Grey

    Ronald Grey

    Prije 7 dana

    Not the ‘secret system’ but Hamilton himself cost him the win. For the first time in 6 years he is under pressure and he starts making mistakes.

  22. Ross Sayers

    Ross Sayers

    Prije 7 dana

    Long live Shummi .. who cares about cry baby Lewis 😁

  23. gggggggg


    Prije 7 dana

    Secret system my arse..... He was outdriven, and tried too hard..... I pissed myself laughing. He blames the car? Typical bullshit

  24. Colin Humphries

    Colin Humphries

    Prije 7 dana

    Hamilton's car was the only one on the grid with smoking brakes-why didn't the team spot this?DUH!!

    • sokin jon

      sokin jon

      Prije 7 dana

      In other words, driver mistake.

  25. Ant Bod

    Ant Bod

    Prije 7 dana

    So when Hamilton wins it's due to his driving skills but when he loses it's due to the car, haha - maybe he was driving a racist car this time.

  26. Alejandro Aranda

    Alejandro Aranda

    Prije 7 dana


  27. Rido Dido

    Rido Dido

    Prije 7 dana

    Hmmm, something is off about this explanation!!! I do not buy it!

  28. Br At

    Br At

    Prije 7 dana

    I wonder how long lewis complained about that one. Cry baby.

  29. Jason


    Prije 7 dana

    He cracked under Pressure simple as that. Stop blaming everything and everyone else, Lewis is NOT GOAT, never will be either. He was Known to crack under pressure before he got in to the Mercedes car. He made these idiotic mistakes all the time back then. He is only good in superior cars that fit his driving style.

  30. Highland_Biker


    Prije 8 dana

    That's why I haven't watched F1 in over ten years their just driving around in computers

  31. Jack Anderson

    Jack Anderson

    Prije 8 dana

    He ballsed it, plain and simple

  32. LE BERRE H.


    Prije 8 dana

    Extremely clear. Thanks for these explanations

  33. MBY


    Prije 8 dana

    In 1994, 1995 everybody screaming that Schumacher are cheating with an illegal traction control. In 2021 everybody celebrating Mercedes F1, who uses different systems as all the others! Last year the use DAS for upwarning the tires, now they have the magic button. The only thing I can say is that a middle 90 F1 car had just 5 Buttons in the Wheel and today there are so many electronic systems, that the driver not winning a race, it’s the car! You can’t compare the old cars with them from today, but the better electronic helps so many more, so it’s not surprising that AMG F1 dominate the F1 since 2014. put the same electronics/systems to the other cars and we will have a real Race.

  34. Craig David

    Craig David

    Prije 8 dana

    I thought he said it was because he was black?

  35. Alan Turnbull

    Alan Turnbull

    Prije 8 dana

    Sir lulu has too many buttons to learn he not really that clever let's see he not too bright ?

  36. Stephen Tokko

    Stephen Tokko

    Prije 8 dana

    And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: (Hebrews 9:27) And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: (Acts 17:30) For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. (2 Corinthians 7:10) I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. (Luke 13:5) For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Romans 10:13)



    Prije 8 dana

    In other words, driver mistake.

  38. mikea hiooi

    mikea hiooi

    Prije 8 dana

    Dangerous system imo, he's lucky there was a run off there. Imagine it would have been much worse at say Monaco.

    • fallenshallrise


      Prije 8 dana

      There is a run-off at the first corner at Monaco and Sainte Devote is only 140m from the start. Watch Max's crash there only a few of years ago.

  39. The Real BlackGary

    The Real BlackGary

    Prije 8 dana

    Why did the race restart after the red flag when there were 2 laps left. I thought the race had to end if a red flag happened right at the end

  40. Erick Omondi

    Erick Omondi

    Prije 8 dana

    What if Lewis Hamilton forced a hard turn...

  41. Steven Batty

    Steven Batty

    Prije 8 dana

    Could also be down to Perez putting the wind up Hamilton. 😂

  42. lewistaylor1965


    Prije 8 dana

    Hmmm...Still sounds like a mistake by Lewis...a rare one...and he's still the master in my book!

    • mikea hiooi

      mikea hiooi

      Prije 8 dana

      "it wasnt driver error" ( proceeds to explain a long winded route that culminates in it being driver error just like this comment )

  43. Kobus Venter

    Kobus Venter

    Prije 8 dana

    Bull Shit. Mistake Mistake Mistake. The pressure is on.!!!!!!

  44. The Prospecttor

    The Prospecttor

    Prije 8 dana

    It looks to me like he just missed his breaking point, he clearly was going too fast, you can see how he got way in front of Perez, Lewis is always blaming issues in his car, every time he has competition

  45. Rattus Norvegicus

    Rattus Norvegicus

    Prije 8 dana

    My magic brake failed on me once. Barreling downhill toward our shed-barn, at the last moment went to pedal backwards to stop, chain came off and ended up hurtling into said building and smacking into the back wall. Luckily made of corrugated tin and not hitting the 4`x2` uprights. However, over 50yrs later, I still don`t have the deepest of voices.

  46. Phantom


    Prije 8 dana

    have you notice allso when lois is accel the the front tires are straight at 0.07 allso when he locks up at 0.10 but after he locked up the fron tires were pointing in inside at 0.12!!!

  47. Peter MacLauren

    Peter MacLauren

    Prije 8 dana

    Why were Lewis's breaks smoking while he was lined up on the grid?

  48. Mark Furst

    Mark Furst

    Prije 8 dana

    It was amazing it didn't cause a big pileup.

  49. Keyzer Games

    Keyzer Games

    Prije 8 dana

    Those mouth sounds 🤯

  50. Dion Oliveira

    Dion Oliveira

    Prije 8 dana

    Either way it's great to see a FAIR field all racing in environments where stuff happens and mistakes cost.......breaking down all the semantics does not negate the fact that on any given day there could be better cars and drivers. Making it seem like Lewis should always win is like politics its dysfunctional and will ultimately ruin the SPORT of F1 racing.

  51. jason daniel barry

    jason daniel barry

    Prije 8 dana

    Brake matters aside... can Perilli please make a tire that actually WORKS? Not this chewing gum rubbish... All we hear about in F1 is tires tires tires tires... and tire management... they need to make tires that work so that the drivers can actually RACE!

  52. #1 bullshittt

    #1 bullshittt

    Prije 9 dana

    Analyze checo's epic defence vs hamilton the entire race PLEAAAASSSSE(with mechanical issues...insane) 😆

  53. Stevie Hope

    Stevie Hope

    Prije 9 dana

    If only we could go back to drivers being able to just drive instead of all this button technology

    • Samraj Dwivedi

      Samraj Dwivedi

      Prije 6 dana

      The "button" technology you speak of has made f1 so much more safer through the years. f1 isn't just about a driver driving, from the engineers doing overtime to mechanics getting minimum time on pitstops to the driver working with strategies provided, f1 is an engineering master-event.

  54. Prat Ramkilawon

    Prat Ramkilawon

    Prije 9 dana

    The race was fake. It was designed so that Merc did not win again to perpetuate a fake interest in the sport.

  55. bilinas mini

    bilinas mini

    Prije 9 dana

    I was wondering why Hamilton was the only one not swerving on the way to the grid before the restart.

  56. Cryha87


    Prije 9 dana

    "it wasnt driver error" ( proceeds to explain a long winded route that culminates in it being driver error just like this comment )

  57. Spam Can

    Spam Can

    Prije 9 dana

    Don't worry, I'm sure Toto will figure out a way to blame it on Bottos.

  58. robertoratp


    Prije 9 dana

    Hamilton didn't have the car or the guts to overtake Perez. He didn't deserve to win

  59. VENOM


    Prije 9 dana

    Mercedes thinks,..“Were'r the One and Only“..... No !!! There's other Teams, their can smash !!

    • bilinas mini

      bilinas mini

      Prije 9 dana

      Question for anyone Perez or leclerc

  60. ThemiEER


    Prije 9 dana

    i dont like this guy, bs

  61. PlainBagel


    Prije 9 dana

    so that's why Lewi's tires were steaming compared to the other cars during the restart (literally steaming compared to other cars )?

  62. Max “DZ Racing” Dangerfield

    Max “DZ Racing” Dangerfield

    Prije 9 dana

    Thanks for going into this. I always enjoy the details of your videos.

  63. Albanolopolis


    Prije 9 dana

    Cost? He never was close to win that

  64. Norton Commando

    Norton Commando

    Prije 9 dana

    Couldn't happen to a bigger twat.. lol

  65. BeeCee


    Prije 9 dana

    Funny how people say the system cost Lewis the race winn. There is nothing wrong with the system, there was with Lewis. Guy feels the pressure he never had and he is choking.

  66. William Ford

    William Ford

    Prije 9 dana

    In the Mercedes Debrief video, they said the button was clipped AFTER the start on the run down to turn 1. Lewis turned the wheel to lunge away from Perez and his finger clipped the button. Dozens or hundreds of starts with no problem. Then this. Accidents happen and this was just a freak occurrence. If they can, Merc may try to move the location of the brake button and put something less critical ( the radio button??) in that position.

  67. Hose B

    Hose B

    Prije 9 dana

    Was the "Brake Magic" which supposedly wasn't turned on until the restart the reason that Lewis had the only car with brakes smoking like a burning building while lined up for said restart?

  68. Iain Mac

    Iain Mac

    Prije 9 dana

    Unlucky Max,

  69. nsltrc


    Prije 9 dana

    Not a secret. Can you try an honest title instead of wasting people's time?

  70. Bob


    Prije 9 dana

    Surprised he didn’t take a knee afterwards

  71. alan tebbs

    alan tebbs

    Prije 9 dana

    serves him right . he cocked up . live with it and learn

  72. fidan2fast


    Prije 9 dana

    That's why Hamilton's tires were smoking like a european before the restart?

  73. Magma Fang

    Magma Fang

    Prije 9 dana

    Question for anyone Perez or leclerc

  74. Ruud Kraan

    Ruud Kraan

    Prije 9 dana

    It was No mistakes. Hamilton must do this. SURE!!!

  75. jimmie Roan

    jimmie Roan

    Prije 9 dana

    so how about all of us watching hamilton sitting waiting for the restart and all 4 wheels smoking like the fucking car was on fire, seems like the problem started long before the start, so im not buying this shit.

  76. Dima Tsoukalas

    Dima Tsoukalas

    Prije 9 dana

    Thanks for the explanation there mate, good stuff!

  77. Michel


    Prije 9 dana

    You have to ask yourself why Hamilton apparently first calmly started to wonder what went wrong long after the finish. Immediately after it happened there was just a despondent "sorry guys", no sense of bewilderment at all. My guess is he forgot to switch it off (also seemed to have overused it with his smoking brakes) and they gave us a little spiel to save face. Also, he was released from his pitstop at least 5 car lengths after Gasly, so he didn't cause the holdup.

  78. Alejandro Tobienne

    Alejandro Tobienne

    Prije 9 dana

    His brake bias was set to full front.

  79. E Sv

    E Sv

    Prije 9 dana

    When you ignore daddy´s advice because you think to be smarter. Box: Don´t overtake in lap 1 Ham: Got it, this is a marathon not a spring...

    • In Aere Ediflcare

      In Aere Ediflcare

      Prije 9 dana

      1 of 52 is not the same as 1 of 2.. but you already know that.. don't you?

  80. praphan yaphom

    praphan yaphom

    Prije 9 dana

    The humorous tendency putatively amuse because dead intrestingly need save a hallowed sphere. fragile, wasteful breath

  81. nearlyretired


    Prije 9 dana

    In theory you could left foot brake to heat up the brakes! Not practical in f1 of course - you would be slower.

  82. Redjacc


    Prije 9 dana

    F1 is farrrrrrrrrrrrrr too complicated.

  83. Robin And The Dog

    Robin And The Dog

    Prije 9 dana

    From now on it’s called Brake Tragic.

  84. mis comentarios

    mis comentarios

    Prije 9 dana

    Eso del botón mágico es pura mamada. Hamilton se iba a ir de largo, era obvio, porque Pérez no lo dejo tomar la línea principal.

  85. Mersed Muratovic

    Mersed Muratovic

    Prije 9 dana

    So, in the end it was driver error as he clearly said Lewis turned it on whilst selecting the gear.

  86. Steven Pang

    Steven Pang

    Prije 9 dana

    well it is a driver error nothing will redeem that

  87. Punish Unext

    Punish Unext

    Prije 9 dana

    Mercedes didn't cost Lewis the win, LEWIS, the DIVA, cost himself the win by not paying attention and being a dumbass. Let's face facts, Lewis is great out front in the BEST CAR on the grid. If he has to go through people and make daring passes, he is lost, period. I can't wait for them to get rid of Lewis. Georgie Boy proved last year that he could step into that car and WIN, but for a puncture. Lewis gets what 50 plus million a year. George would get like 5 million, maybe



    Prije 9 dana

    Imagine the result ..if there would not have been any run off area at turn 1

  89. riley fair

    riley fair

    Prije 9 dana

    Toto better chill out about the flexi wing

  90. glimm3r


    Prije 9 dana

    When checking Perez's onboard still seems like Lewis braked way too late and was going to overshoot it, I might be wrong though.

  91. Bruces Mic Stand

    Bruces Mic Stand

    Prije 9 dana

    There is no secret system it was a brake bias setting error.

  92. Graham


    Prije 9 dana

    It all makes sense and the smoke pouring out of the brakes as Hamilton sat on the grid suggested that something had made them extremely hot, but I find it a little bit far fetched that he knocked the switch just this one time, despite the system having been in use for a large number of races. Hamilton had been involved in a lot of great fights into the first corner during the last couple of years but apparently he had never knocked the switch before? It sounds like an excuse rather than an explanation.

  93. ChrisNLD


    Prije 9 dana

    just a error. Cry baby always someone’s else fault😂😂😂

  94. Neil Stephen

    Neil Stephen

    Prije 9 dana

    Thank goodness for brake magic. We at least had an interesting race for a pleasant change, rather than a Mercedes benefit.

  95. James HH

    James HH

    Prije 9 dana

    Do think this button contributed to Seb hitting the back of Lewis?

  96. stratkster


    Prije 9 dana

    And what about the smoking brakes at the start? I found that kinda weird...

  97. dolita windo

    dolita windo

    Prije 9 dana

    Lol it's pretty ironic that a button called "brake magic" didnt help Lewis in stopping the car

  98. Xolamzi Mqhayi

    Xolamzi Mqhayi

    Prije 10 dana

    I do not agree that it cost him the win. Its not like Merc were the best performing car on that circuit. And Lewis was not leading either

  99. 84 Ateo

    84 Ateo

    Prije 10 dana

    This system is it legal? Cause could be an other traction control ?

  100. Mervin Goose

    Mervin Goose

    Prije 10 dana

    all that for that !!