Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff believes Mercedes will have a more difficult time in the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, a race that will also take place at Silverstone.
The closing laps saw both Mercedes cars suffer front-left punctures and although Lewis Hamilton was able to drag his W11 across the line to victory, Valtteri Bottas was not so lucky.
Speaking to Channel 4 post-race, Wolff feels the tyre situation is likely to have ramifications for next week, saying: “I think you have to run what you have been given and we have chosen the amount of tyres from the compound a long time ago, and it’s going to be much hotter.
“That has been a little bit of an Achilles heel for us, so I expect this next weekend to be harder for us.”
He added: “It’s a bittersweet result. Obviously, we’re very happy for Lewis to win his home grand prix, but for Valtteri it’s a big drop in the drivers championship, and we could have collected a lot of constructors points which we didn’t.”