Mercedes thinks that the Australian GP lost their victory to Sebastian Vettel due to a software problem in the virtual security tool period.
While the team did not warn Hamilton that Vettel could get it, the British pilot was disappointed by this issue. Mercedes believes that Vettel is not aware of the danger because of the software problem.
"We thought we were a three-second difference, so we need to question what's happening on the computer," Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff said in a statement after the race.
"If there is a software problem in one place, we have to find it and fix it."
"I think the problem is entirely related to our system, you need 15 seconds and we had 12 seconds and we thought it would be enough, but it was not."
"The system made an incorrect calculation of the calculation of the difference we need."
"Setting the algorithms, programming the computer, and other things showed that we were good enough to stay ahead, but we looked at the television and saw that it was not enough."
Wolff says Hamilton can not attack Vettel because it's hard to pass.
"Lewis was pushing, but it's almost impossible to switch here, so if Max Verstappen can not make the transition, then it's absolutely necessary to make the transition, eventually he would have to give up, otherwise the tires would be completely shut down."