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Merc F1 'magic' button how's it work and what's the point?
« on: June 07, 2021, 03:42:51 PM »
Motorsport.com provides the answer to what it does, - but not crucially if all teams have it?  :confused:

If others do have the magic why wasn't it obvious with smoky brakes on more cars at restart?  :DntKnw:

https://master.motorsport.com/f1/news/explained-mercedes-magic-button-hamilton-baku/?s=1


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Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Merc F1 'magic' button how's it work and what's the point?
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2021, 03:23:02 AM »
I think it's a little sad that the driver has so much to do besides drive. No wonder so many of them hit stuff.
Lonny

Offline Jericoke

Re: Merc F1 'magic' button how's it work and what's the point?
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2021, 01:18:25 PM »
It almost feels like a 'B' science fiction movie where the self destruct button is right next to the ultimate weapon button.

Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: Merc F1 'magic' button how's it work and what's the point?
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2021, 05:02:04 PM »
Other teams have different methods of managing that process. Remember the Racing Points smoked a lot on starts and restarts last year, and the team seemed oddly unconcerned? That, in retrospect, may be to do with the magic button implementation too; it seems it's a symptom of using it incorrectly or outside its optimal setting. (Note: the Mercedes doesn't usually smoke. Neither does the Williams, nor the Aston Martin this year).
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