Team boss Toto Wolff explains what went wrong.
“I think we pushed very hard at the beginning, the car was not balanced right, and then you put in some sliding and it just killed the tyres, it’s what happened to George in Mexico,” the Austrian told Sky Sports F1.
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“I think we had a little bit too weak of a rear end, and then obviously it’s balancing them on the knife’s edge.
“Trying to hold onto the pace was maybe something we need to learn for tomorrow, but a bruising day.
“I don’t think that there is a magic screw you can turn and then everything is fixed. It was very hot, everything went against us today.
“We need to really scratch our heads hard over what we can do for tomorrow, and improve,” Wolff concluded.