Why A 'Magic' Button Caused Hamilton To Have No Brakes

Taking a look into what the 'magic' button does, and why it cost Lewis Hamilton victory in Azerbaijan...

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  1. Casey Hancock

    Casey Hancock

    Acum 2 Zile

    One of the Mercedes crew explained it well in a 1 min TikTok on the Mercedes account. Hamilton blames himself but they're already trying to find a better place for the button etc

  2. misterG2006


    Acum 2 Zile

    Lewis did it on purpose to keep the championship exciting :-P

  3. GinsuChikara


    Acum 3 Zile

    Y'all talking about Lewis "extending his lead" as if he has one. Just because you're certain he's going to win this year doesn't mean he's currently #1.

  4. KlutzyBlubber


    Acum 4 Zile

    Oh boy there's so many Walter Koster jokes in this video I had start this video like a computer

  5. Glywnnis Wells

    Glywnnis Wells

    Acum 5 Zile

    Hamilton got ego involved and tried to win the race instead of just podium spot. Lets be real here. He steamed into that corner in 1st place clearly too much speed

  6. Cokes Idk

    Cokes Idk

    Acum 5 Zile

    He didn’t accidentally hit it ,he left it on by accident after the formation lap it’s just easier for him to say he hit the button by mistake!!

  7. Knight Lautrec

    Knight Lautrec

    Acum 6 Zile

    A sort of cosmic justice since Lewis didn't remotely deserve to win Baku, it should've been an RB 1 2

  8. tsushin555


    Acum 6 Zile

    Brake magic incident happened Toto : Its not Lewis mistake. Its the car problem. Disaster pitstop in Monaco incident happened Toto: Valtteri stopped an inch off from he should've stop. U got to feel for how they are treating Valtteri.

  9. Buddha90quattro


    Acum 7 Zile

    Karma. Just karma.

  10. Toujours Pret

    Toujours Pret

    Acum 7 Zile

    All of these silly extras like brake magic take away randomness, make the races less interesting and favor the big-money teams. Tire blankets? Let them warm up the tires on track. Pinpoint telemetry so that a team can basically guarantee their desired position after a pit stop rather than having to risk coming out in traffic. Probably 50 other things I don’t even know about.

  11. Bryant Mcelroy

    Bryant Mcelroy

    Acum 7 Zile

    The button placement is awful I’m surprised this doesn’t happen more. It’s an accident waiting to happen please move that shit.

  12. CanSpqr


    Acum 7 Zile

    This video man, the memes

  13. Mr S

    Mr S

    Acum 7 Zile

    Coming from a nascar fan f1 tech and magic is insane!!!

  14. Dennis Pieffers

    Dennis Pieffers

    Acum 7 Zile

    It was spain 2016! When he knocked it in the wrong engine setting 😁

  15. Luebear


    Acum 7 Zile

    why not make it so you have to hold the button in for say 3 seconds to activate the brake magic.? No accidentally knocking it on shifting or on the clutch then.

  16. The Confused Guy Who got the spirit

    The Confused Guy Who got the spirit

    Acum 7 Zile

    Me : Yeah , yeah , bla bla specs . Lemme drive now . It has 4 wheels , 8 gears ,I have been training on NASA and milotary for 10 years (complete lie) so no g force problem . How hard it can be ? Me after watching F1 steering wheel at 1:19 : Nah, man I'm fine .

  17. Liam Roberts

    Liam Roberts

    Acum 7 Zile

    I don’t know if there will be more or less buttons, but there’s definitely going to be one button in a different location from France onwards.

  18. Lightning Lance

    Lightning Lance

    Acum 7 Zile

    I didn't know Hamilton was such a magician. He made his own 25 points disappear 🤭

  19. Enzo Zhang

    Enzo Zhang

    Acum 7 Zile

    When I saw the first half of the title, I thought it's talking about ferrari's "Slow Button"

  20. GPlewright


    Acum 7 Zile

    Did I read that next years F1 would include standardised stearing wheels?

  21. Riley Jordan

    Riley Jordan

    Acum 7 Zile

    Never mind that Hamilton's breaks were smoking like a chimney. Toto probably decided it was Lewis' turn to be thrown under the bus this week for poor team performance. Last week was Bottas' turn.

  22. Mr. B

    Mr. B

    Acum 8 Zile

    I want to call BS the button and it's location seems to me that it is NOT the brake bias... This is an excuse to try and save face for Lewis, he just screwed up and went too hard. I mean seriously that is not where you'd put that button I can safely say that, what y'all think

  23. Jamie Wallis

    Jamie Wallis

    Acum 8 Zile

    Seen on other videos that it's a biggish green button on the rear of the left side of the wheel. So could have knocked it on the clutch release. Guessing simply making it need to be held for 5 seconds to activate the mode would be a simple software fix to the steering wheel .... that way a momentary click won't activate it -- or have that button response only when car is in a recharge mode (strat) since it'll be used mostly on warm-up laps or behind safety car and mostly the car will be in a charge rather than deploy strat.

  24. Neovo903


    Acum 8 Zile

    to avoid pressing it again, you can either put a guard on it (like a master arm on a fighter jet) or program the software so you need to hold it for 3 seconds or something to avoid accidental activation. Maybe a more visible sign on the wheel that the magic button has been engaged?

  25. Marcel camilotti

    Marcel camilotti

    Acum 8 Zile

    can you repeat the question ?

  26. Michel


    Acum 8 Zile

    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. All Lies!

  27. Riley Maronge

    Riley Maronge

    Acum 8 Zile

    More buttons? Less?

  28. Seph


    Acum 8 Zile

    What engineers that have witnessed catastrophic failure learned in the past is that you don't build a button that can set you up for failure. Many times in the past, where complicated system are being tamed, safety measures or devices often does the complete opposite of the intended effect and sets you up for failure. It seems even F1 engineers are susceptible to this phenomenon. The best engineers on the grid nonetheless committed this design mistake, so that shows you how credible this conundrum of a phenomenon.

  29. MARTINJW25


    Acum 8 Zile

    DAS a real shame he double tapped the Magic button

  30. Ruination 24

    Ruination 24

    Acum 8 Zile

    I loved the reference to the question. (Edit) it is perfect.

  31. Mitchell Whittington

    Mitchell Whittington

    Acum 8 Zile

    I always wondered how they can have all those dials and buttons but not bump them when turning and shit

  32. josem138


    Acum 8 Zile

    2:13 like if you get the reference, 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix edit: oh ok, later on the video they reference to it more clearly

  33. mick harvey

    mick harvey

    Acum 8 Zile

    whinger hamilton ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

  34. Jurtaani


    Acum 8 Zile

    Hamilton loosing 100% certain victory, because of missclicking one button on his steering wheel. Kinda makes you feel nostalgic about the Brazil 2007 race.

  35. Timmy Schnitzel

    Timmy Schnitzel

    Acum 8 Zile

    Let's be clear, it wasn't an error, it was a "finger issue"... and probably Valterri's fault!

  36. D Hill

    D Hill

    Acum 8 Zile

    So he DID make a mistake, therfore being inconsistent.

  37. Las Historias Del Tio Itachi

    Las Historias Del Tio Itachi

    Acum 8 Zile


  38. Jesper Zeng

    Jesper Zeng

    Acum 8 Zile

    I always thought its Jenson.

  39. bruh moment

    bruh moment

    Acum 8 Zile

    Gentlemen, a short view back to the past...

  40. Nix


    Acum 8 Zile

    Why was his car smoking at the start line though? Was that the breaks cooling down?

  41. Muhammad Ghazy

    Muhammad Ghazy

    Acum 8 Zile

    Magic button = magic podium

  42. Dawn


    Acum 8 Zile

    I knew…I knew it was coming at the end. 🤣😂🤣 still love that moment. Legendary question

  43. Alex Smith

    Alex Smith

    Acum 8 Zile

    How were his front brakes nearly catching on fire at his grid spot if he said he hit it when coming into turn 1? Can some please explain?

  44. Joseph Padillo

    Joseph Padillo

    Acum 8 Zile

    Bono, my brakes are gone

  45. Redfern Pitcher

    Redfern Pitcher

    Acum 8 Zile

    They're like frogs in water and they just don't realise how bad it's got. Take a moment.... pause the video at 2:09, close your eyes.... imagine yourself driving... it's great right? Open your eyes, look at that steering wheel, then imagine saying "No it's fine" That laugh you can't surpress tells you all you need to know. I assume the button marked 'PC is only on Hamiltons car?

  46. Daniel Jarvis

    Daniel Jarvis

    Acum 8 Zile

    a short veiw back to the past

  47. Fammm24


    Acum 9 Zile

    “Lance you’re pressing radio instead of energy”

  48. George Phillips

    George Phillips

    Acum 9 Zile

    If it was a brake heating toggle why did no one at merc see the smoke piling out of Lewis' brakes on starting grid?

  49. dusty44444


    Acum 9 Zile

    Now make a video about Interlagos 2007

  50. raymond rodenburg

    raymond rodenburg

    Acum 9 Zile

    1:34 did you said that bc the old man with the long qeustions also said that Rosberg pushed the wrong button but didnt remember what race😁😁

  51. Romax 24245

    Romax 24245

    Acum 9 Zile

    2:55, "reclaim" is what you mean.

  52. Darko Vasić

    Darko Vasić

    Acum 9 Zile

    What about the smoke from the brakes at the restart? The brakes were obviously overheated before Lewis accidentally pressed that button.

  53. Radu Bogdan

    Radu Bogdan

    Acum 9 Zile

    How do you not remember Spain 2016? :O

  54. Syamil Shahrom

    Syamil Shahrom

    Acum 9 Zile

    Lol my battery is on 44% what a coincidence

  55. Rahul Nazre

    Rahul Nazre

    Acum 9 Zile

    "Gentlemen, a short view to the past" 👌

  56. Iuri Pereira

    Iuri Pereira

    Acum 9 Zile

    You said extend his championship lead but it’s Verstappen leading the championship

  57. JigsawLV


    Acum 9 Zile


  58. O L

    O L

    Acum 9 Zile

    „Slow button on“

  59. Matías Biondolillo

    Matías Biondolillo

    Acum 9 Zile

    "Let's take a short view back to the past" *pause the video* *proceed to read the comments*

  60. Simon Robinson

    Simon Robinson

    Acum 9 Zile

    Not so magic now.

  61. David Reichert

    David Reichert

    Acum 9 Zile

    It's a good show that Lewis got out as far in front of Checo as he did. Any less and Checo would have crashed into Lewis as he turned in, probably ending both of their races.

  62. Francisco Caetano da Silva

    Francisco Caetano da Silva

    Acum 9 Zile

    Not extend, regain the lead!

  63. Víctor Sioufi Menéndez

    Víctor Sioufi Menéndez

    Acum 9 Zile

    That joke in the end was necesary, wasn't it?

  64. madmccarter


    Acum 9 Zile

    Where is it located on the steering wheel?

  65. LTAC turn1

    LTAC turn1

    Acum 9 Zile

    because the magic button was tired of him winning all the time

  66. stratman


    Acum 9 Zile

    next race in france, LH will have another "button".....to cancel the "magic button"......wanna bet?......



    Acum 9 Zile

    So many puns😂

  68. David Manning

    David Manning

    Acum 9 Zile

    Lol too much pressure doesn't exist when you're earning over 10 million a year

  69. Idzaid Idros

    Idzaid Idros

    Acum 9 Zile

    2:12 "Fewer" - Stannis Baratheon

  70. hicm 1of12

    hicm 1of12

    Acum 9 Zile

    The Rosberg wrong button press incident happened just after the start of the race in Barcelona in 2016! Rosberg admitted at the time that he mistakenly selected a low engine mode: which suddenly caused him to go somewhat slow, and hence precipitate the infamous crash which took out both him & Hamilton, and paved the way wide open for Verstappen's maiden win!

  71. Mohamed Baida

    Mohamed Baida

    Acum 9 Zile

    2:56 you mean regain

  72. HiqPlayz


    Acum 9 Zile


  73. Worlds Worst Musician

    Worlds Worst Musician

    Acum 9 Zile

    My wife has a magic button. Just sayin.

  74. AP


    Acum 9 Zile

    😂😂😂 “Let’s take a short view back to the past”

  75. Rogério Baron Júnior

    Rogério Baron Júnior

    Acum 9 Zile

    FINALLY, someone remembered this iconic question of 20+ buttons. Thank you Matt.

  76. Brandyn Quigley

    Brandyn Quigley

    Acum 9 Zile

    you mean, a chance to get his lead back.

  77. d11ita


    Acum 9 Zile

    Having to pick from twenty button while driving at 300 km/h in the middle of a city. Yeah, great idea.

  78. TheDragon8228


    Acum 9 Zile

    Actually a bunch of people took a deep dive frame by frame for his on-board view and he did in fact not switch it on. There is a on screen marker for it and it was never present past when he turned it off. Just usually mercedes lying out their ass when Hamilton makes a mistake

  79. Kyle Findley

    Kyle Findley

    Acum 9 Zile

    Less buttons? More? Or less? Thank you for that reference it made my day.

  80. Ian Holl

    Ian Holl

    Acum 9 Zile

    You can never have too many multi coloured buttons on the steering wheel! It's called diversity! Although Hamilton will probably demand the 'magic button' be replaced by a black button & renamed the BLM button.

  81. KimeraStuss


    Acum 9 Zile

    Let’s take a short view back to the past... did he pressed the wrong button?

  82. Que-F1-23


    Acum 9 Zile

    With all the references you made I was expecting for 3 minutes straight to see a picture with 20 or more Buttons (Jenson) on a steering wheel. Too silly? I guess so 😪

  83. Carlo


    Acum 9 Zile

    "No" brakes?

  84. Volleyoghurt


    Acum 9 Zile

    Was on purpose

  85. The Shadow

    The Shadow

    Acum 9 Zile

    Rumours say that Max has requested to add a TV and game console to his steering as he gets bored on the straights

  86. Viresh Daya

    Viresh Daya

    Acum 9 Zile

    Brilliant reference at the end!

  87. Krz Sko

    Krz Sko

    Acum 9 Zile

    Keep it simple 😊

  88. Nicholas Cordeiro

    Nicholas Cordeiro

    Acum 9 Zile

    Only the real ones will understand that reference

  89. Merto6


    Acum 9 Zile

    Because obviously the championship is scripted but the tire blow outs were not.

  90. Ray Davison

    Ray Davison

    Acum 9 Zile

    Clickbait! Hamilton did have brakes just not the brakes setup he would have liked!

  91. henrik jonassen

    henrik jonassen

    Acum 9 Zile

    All these refrences are absolutely murdering me

  92. Kane Johnsey

    Kane Johnsey

    Acum 9 Zile

    Chance to take the champion ship back*

  93. Felix Hillebrand

    Felix Hillebrand

    Acum 9 Zile

    Nice little SEB meme at the end there, gotta love that interview question!

  94. Tad Halder

    Tad Halder

    Acum 9 Zile

    Lewis Hamilton doesn't have the Championship lead. So he wouldn't have extended it but rather taken it back.

  95. Demz


    Acum 9 Zile

    I was waiting for that😂

  96. rising Silence

    rising Silence

    Acum 9 Zile


  97. Devon Crouse

    Devon Crouse

    Acum 9 Zile

    His wheels locked up, he had brakes hes just making excuses. He normally bumps people off the track in those situations and this time perez had bigger balls. Stop making excuses princess hamilton

  98. Alby Wall

    Alby Wall

    Acum 9 Zile

    rosberg switch problem was Spanish crash

  99. MeOwOgai


    Acum 9 Zile

    The ending of that race was like 30 min preparations for 2 minutes of action, but it was worth it. If you skipped the race, you should rewatch starting like 10 laps before the finish or something

  100. Judy


    Acum 9 Zile

    He just wouldn't accept the fact that he was second