London - The Mercedes Formula One team says it's working hard to improve its cooling systems for future races after struggling with overheating at the Austrian Grand Prix at the weekend.
Trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin explained in a team post-race debrief on Wednesday that the 2019 car is so tightly packaged that the radiators are too small to provide sufficient cooling in extreme conditions.
"We’ve got a lot of projects looking at this particular issue with the cooling, how we can improve that," he said.
"And that work started well before the race weekend in Austria and there’s a lot of people here busy with that. And we will get on top of that and make progress."
Sunday's race at Spielberg ended dominant Mercedes's run of 10 wins in a row, and eight out of eight this season.