- What was the reason for Mercedes being behind at Monaco... the tyre adaption, grip or the downforce?
AS: "This is another thing we have been working on this week, trying to understand exactly where the deficits are.
"In qualifying, we were a bit behind and to be honest, we went to Monaco not expecting to match the Red Bull. They always look good at the very high-downforce circuits, circuits with slow-speed corners.
"Monaco is a race where we have not dominated for a long time. The reality is it will be a combination of many, many things. In qualifying I think we were getting the tyres to work quite well. It was just a question of grip and also downforce, keeping them cool in that final sector.
"We were good in sector one but it was quite difficult to put the whole lap together. So, I think there we are just looking for small differences. Then, in the race, understanding this graining on the Hyper is another matter. That won't be just down to the car performance.
"We need to look at what we were doing with the car, how we were using it and how we were setting it up. We are doing some work now to understand all of those issues.
"Invariably, as is often the case when you suffer a performance problem, it isn't just one thing. It is a combination of a lot of factors."