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Mercedes issues remain

india Updated: Jun 11, 2013 01:58 IST

Hamilton said he was still struggling with his Mercedes and its braking, and still lacks complete confidence in the car. “It has just been a work in progress. We haven’t cured anything,” he said. “It has been a long period of time since Barcelona where there was big trouble there. We have picked up a couple of techniques and worked on it, which helps. We still need to improve (the braking).”

Apart from the problems with the braking, Hamilton admitted his car felt as if it was lacking grip during the race: “I guess it was just grip, as the car was pretty fantastic.”

Meanwhile, Mercedes motorsport director Toto Wolff said on Sunday that the team is standing behind team principal Ross Brawn and will not use the tyre testing controversy as an excuse to replace him.

Mercedes have been ordered to appear before the FIA tribunal on June 20 and could face heavy sanctions.