According to Paddy Lowe, Mercedes did not have any brake issues at the Singapore Grand Prix, they were just cautious that duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg were going to over-work them.
The Silver Arrow garage warned the pair to manage their brakes wisely and Lowe insisted that it wasn’t a case of faulty mechanics.
He added that since their car is so powerful, the driver can’t push it too hard on every lap as it increases the chances of a mechanical issue.
“They didn’t have any problems with brakes, it’s a question of management,” the Mercedes tech boss told Motorsport.com.
“The quickest race car we can build doesn’t allow the driver to brake flat out every lap, so they have to manage their brakes the same way they manage tyres and manage fuel. So you can’t do qualifying laps every lap.
“But you can’t do that anyway, from a tyre point of view.
“At some circuits like this one the brake issue becomes more dominant. It’s lift and coast, the same thing you do for tyres, fuel and brakes, just lift at the end of the straight a little bit.”