Red Bull team principal Christian Horner believes Mercedes' DAS system gave Max Verstappen no chance to fight for the win at the Eifel Grand Prix.
A late safety car period, triggered by Lando Norris' retired McLaren, offered Verstappen hope of battling Lewis Hamilton for the final 12 laps, only for the Briton to drive clear upon the restart.
Horner put the situation purely down to the temperature Hamilton was able to put into the tyres with the dual-axis steering system behind the safety car.
"I think that because the safety car waited for so long for the field to catch up and was going so slowly, the tyre temperature was a big issue," explained Horner.
"I think Mercedes, with the DAS system, were able to handle that a little bit better than we were. The restart was a little tricky, Max handled that well and then it was pretty straightforward to the end of the race."
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