Now, Horner has said that he believes that, despite the controversy, it was Mercedes' indecision around the safety car that led to Hamilton's demise.
“I have absolutely no idea," Horner told Sky's A League Of Their Own when asked why the race is so notorious among Formula 1 fans.
“Mercedes f***ed up. They left poor Lewis out there on tyres that had done pretty much most of the race and we’d pitted with Max, so he was on a fresh set of tyres. Max made the move and…”
“The interesting thing is where Max passed him – it caught Lewis completely by surprise," he continued.
“After the race, Max told us he didn’t intend to overtake him there but he got cramp behind the Safety Car and he couldn’t feel his left foot properly, so he thought: ‘Oh, f**k it, I’m going [for it] anyway'.
“And then, when they were going down the straight, he was trying to wake his left foot up to hit the brakes for the next chicane.”
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