“The balance of the car was pretty awful on that first stint," Hamilton said to Sky Sports.
"A lot of understeer to snap oversteer, through corner balance and I just couldn’t keep up with them. So then, bit by bit as we got through the next couple of stints, the car started to become more driveable.
“The last stint was much better, if we had the pace we had at the end, we would've been a bit better through the day.
“We have a lot of work to do. We’re a long way off beating Red Bull in a race and obviously, now we’re behind the McLarens. We’ve just got to keep pushing.”
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