Mercedes boss Toto Wolff left baffled by shocking start to F1 season and vows to get Lewis Hamilton back on track

MERCEDES' bosses have been left baffled by their shocking start to the season.

Lewis Hamilton's staff will return to their Brackley base on Tuesday to unpick the reason for their failure to win all three of the opening races in 2018.

 Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes have endured a poor start to the F1 season

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Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes have endured a poor start to the F1 season

Whereas they’re prime of the Constructors' Championship, they’re beneath strain from Mercedes' HQ in Stuttgart to return to the highest step of the rostrum.

Merc's head of motorsport, Toto Wolff, has promised a forensic examination of their failures as a result of it’s starting to impression on Hamilton's personal degree of efficiency.

He stated: "Just like the automotive, Lewis was perhaps not in one of the best place final weekend.

"He's the most effective driver for my part, but in addition the perfect ones have days when it's simply not one hundred pc.

 Mercedes have failed to win any of the first three races of the 2018 F1 season

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Mercedes have failed to win any of the primary three races of the 2018 F1 season

"And if beneath you’ve got a automotive that's not performing as anticipated, and tyres that aren’t doing what you assume they need to do, and then the technique goes towards you…

"It's clear that we nonetheless have a lot to perceive about our automotive. The entire weekend was not good for all of us.

"We lacked tempo. Throughout it isn’t the extent we anticipate and hope.

"We have been overheating the tyres. We're not in a very good place. We're bouncing between freezing and overheating."

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 Lewis Hamilton is desperate to get his title defence back on track

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Lewis Hamilton is determined to get his title defence back on track

Wolff is decided to discover the rationale why Mercedes have misplaced their tempo after a strong winter testing.

Nevertheless, he has additionally warned Hamilton and his teammate Valtteri Bottas there won’t be a easy repair to remedy their lack of velocity.

He added: "In Formula One there’s by no means a fast repair. You’ll be able to see how briskly the image can change.

"In testing and in Melbourne you may predict that we might run away with the championship as a result of the automotive was so dominant.

 Mercedes still still top of the constructors' standings despite failing to win a race

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Mercedes nonetheless nonetheless prime of the constructors' standings regardless of failing to win a race

"And right here we go three races in and we're not.

"For my part this can be a nice group of individuals. We simply want to stick our heads collectively, keep calm, get the top down, and provide you with options.

"[I have] large confidence within the individuals. They've proved that previously."

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MERCEDES' bosses have been left baffled by their shocking start to the season.

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