Tuesday inquest at Merc


Mercedes will look to get to the bottom of their Monaco blunder at a debrief at their factory on Tuesday morning.

The defending Champions looked set for a 1-2 finish at Monte Carlo on Sunday, but their decision to pit race leader Lewis Hamiilton for a fresh set of tyres backfired.

With Nico Rosberg in the second Mercedes and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel opting not to pit, it meant that Hamilton finished the race in third place.

The team bosses admitted in the aftermath that they made a mistake and squad will "analyse" the "gremlins in the system" at their Brackley base, according to Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff.

"We discussed it in an overview and we get back together on Tuesday morning to analyse it and by then we will know where we had a gremlin in the system," he said.

He added: "I rate that guy and his group just as highly as I did before the race. He was dragged in by a decision, fooled by the numbers.

"There is no doubt what happened. We had a problem in our data tools and those data tools have won us many great races."