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Hamilton: Mercedes underperformed all weekend

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton has vowed to carry out all talk with his team behind closed doors, admitting they underperformed throughout the entire weekend.

Lewis Hamilton was a disconsolate figure after the Monaco Grand Prix, after the reigning Champion could only manage seventh place. Hamilton was leapfrogged by Red Bull's Sergio Perez and Aston Martin's Sebastian Vettel through the pitstops, resulting in the Mercedes driver struggling home and losing ground in the championship to title rival Max Verstappen. A tight-lipped Hamilton was reluctant to say too much after the race, admitting that most of the discussion will take place behind closed doors. "I don't really have a reaction to it, we do all of our discussing and talking in the background and we will work together and try and come out of this stronger," Hamilton told Sky Sports F1. "We underperformed as a team all weekend from the get go, so we'll just put our focus on to the next race and congratulations to Max and his team." Asked about whether Mercedes can bounced back next time out in Azerbaijan, Hamilton explained that he doesn't see the results being much different. "It's another Red Bull track so it'll hard to beat them again there but we'll try our best to try," Hamilton said. "I can't see it being hugely dissimilar to here. Except for you got the longer straights where Ferrari are a little bit down, it'll be interesting."

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