Lewis Hamilton was going to be beaten fair and square by the Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez in the 2021 Azerbaijan GP - then Verstappen's tyre exploded. Hamilton was faced with a two-lap dash to the finish after a red flag where he'd be head-to-head with Perez for the win, and after declaring "it's a marathon not a sprint", he sprinted into the escape road at the first corner having beaten Perez off the line. So did Hamilton lose his cool and ignore his own advice? Scott Mitchell explains that the blunder he made was a bit more complicated than that - but it was a moment of carelessness that could prove costly in the 2021 title fight.
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Hamilton's error: https://the-race.com/formula-1/the-accidental-switch-hit-that-cost-hamilton-the-azerbaijan-gp/
Verstappen's heartbreak: https://the-race.com/formula-1/pirellis-early-findings-from-high-speed-baku-f1-tyre-failures/
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