"Certainly, it was a big problem," said Binotto. "I don't know if all the teams were having the same problems but for us, it was very difficult with Charles.
"There was no way of communicating with him. We aborted the first run, then others had some small issues.
"It is difficult because you cannot give him advice about cars following, so there can be impeding situations which are not voluntary at all but difficult for the drivers to know who is coming behind."
The complex nature of modern F1 cars dictates the need for constant information relaying between engineer and driver.
Binotto added: "We are running our race power unit because the ones we fitted in Bahrain we will use for the entire weekend, so obviously, if we had any problems, we don't know how to communicate. Those types of problems are serious.
"We know that was not voluntary by F1 but hopefully that will be addressed ahead of FP2 because communication with the drivers is important for safety, functionality and reliability, it is not only performance. It is making sure everything is running smoothly."
Aston Martin team principal Otmar Szafnauer pointed to the recognition of how dependent the sport has become on the mass of data available to each team.
"Until you lose that kind of data you don’t realise how much you rely on it," he stated.
"It was like we were blind on the pit wall. It made things much more difficult. Hopefully, it will be fixed for FP2."
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