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Mercedes saw no solution: 'That was the bigger problem'

Mercedes saw no solution: 'That was the bigger problem'

2 October - 19:04 Last update: 2 October - 19:04
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Mercedes felt prior to the race weekend in Singapore that they could go for victory this weekend, but nothing was further from the truth. Lewis Hamilton finished in ninth place, while George Russell even finished outside the top 10. In Mercedes' press release, Andrew Shovlin discusses the race.

The German formation got off to a poor start. "That meant the opening laps were tricky, but the bigger issue was we just couldn't get close," Mercedes' top driver explained. "Without DRS there was no way to pass so we were just losing ground to Sergio and Charles."

"The fronts were getting a hard time in the traffic which contributed to Lewis's lock-up and the timing of the front wing damage was unfortunate as we lost time with the change but then lost further positions as the Safety Car allowed others to pit without losing much time. "

Mercedes wants to look ahead quickly

Shovlin therefore wants to forget the Singapore race quickly. "We're going to use the next few days to regroup and prepare for Suzuka where hopefully we will put in a better all-round performance," said Shovlin, who saw Mercedes gamble wrong with Russell.

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