Hamilton 'didn't do a good enough job' in damaged car

Lewis Hamilton had to contend with damage to the floor of his Mercedes at the Australian Grand Prix but the world champion declared he "didn't do a good enough job" after finishing second.

Hamilton had to settle for the second step of the podium after Valtteri Bottas got off to a flying start to pass his pole-sitting team-mate and went on to start the season with a victory.

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Mercedes' Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas celebrates on the podium after winning the Formula One Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 17, 2019. (Photo by Asanka Brendon RATNAYAKE / AFP) / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE -- (Photo credit should read ASANKA BRENDON RATNAYAKE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Mercedes' Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas (L) passes Toro Rosso's Russian driver Daniil Kvyat (R) during the Formula One Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 17, 2019 (Photo by WILLIAM WEST / AFP) / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE -- (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 17: Sebastian Vettel of Germany driving the (5) Scuderia Ferrari SF90 on track during the F1 Grand Prix of Australia at Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit on March 17, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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Second-placed Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after the Formula One Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 17, 2019. (Photo by Asanka Brendon RATNAYAKE / AFP) / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE -- (Photo credit should read ASANKA BRENDON RATNAYAKE/AFP/Getty Images)
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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 17: Race winner Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Mercedes GP second placed Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP and third placed Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing celebrate on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of Australia at Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit on March 17, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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Mercedes revealed Hamilton's W10 would need to be repaired after the Silver Arrows bagged maximum points on Sunday.

"We have discovered damage to Lewis' floor in the area just in front of the left-rear tyre. There is a chunk of the floor missing, but we are not 100 per cent sure why yet." the constructors' champions tweeted.

The Brit offered a frank assessment of his performance at Albert Park.

"Ultimately I didn't do a good enough job," he said. "Once we got through the first corner, it was pretty much done and dusted, so it was about bringing the car home and bagging the points really.

"Naturally I had to pit a lot earlier, so I had a long, long stint, so I just drove super, super under par to try and make sure I had tyres left at the end of the race."

The five-time world champion added: "[It was an] incredible weekend for the team.

"We bagged some good points, got maximum, maximum points, so can't really complain."

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