The championship leader Lewis Hamilton struggled at the Monaco Grand Prix on 22th of May, 2021.
The Mercedes driver will start Sunday's race from seventh on the grid after qualifying 0.749s off Charles Leclerc's pole position time on Saturday.
It is the first time Hamilton has qualified outside the top two this year and is his worst qualifying position since he suffered a hydraulic failure during qualifying at the 2018 German Grand Prix and started from the back of the grid.
Asked what went wrong, Hamilton said he struggled to get his tyres in the right temperature window to maximise their performance.
"Today was a question of tyres, the tyres just not working -- sliding around," he said.
"There will be some tough discussions that I'll have with my engineers, tonight or maybe after the weekend, as there are things that should have been done which haven't been done.
"We'll learn from it and come together stronger in the race."
Hamilton had struggled to put heat into his tyres throughout the session and not gone better than seventh throughout qualifying. He was not happy with how the car had progressed over the weekend, believing Mercedes had made setup changes to the car that had gone in completely the wrong direction. Hamilton is rarely openly critical of his team but he was clear there would be a vigorous debriefing after qualifying.
Hamilton admitted that the team had failed to build on an encouraging practice day on Thursday, as changes to the set-up had sent it in completely the wrong direction when track action resumed on Saturday.
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