Lewis Hamilton doesn't believe that kerbs caused his floor damage two weeks ago in Australia.
Following the season-opening race, it was revealed that Hamilton's W10 had damage at the rear of the floor, which Mercedes said was likely caused by running over the kerbs.
However, the five-time world champion doubts that was the reason why, stating that running over debris is a more logical explanation.
"We saw the drop in performance from lap four," he said. "There was an assumption made that it was by kerbs, but I didn't ride any more kerbs than I had done in the past, so it most likely was debris, some debris from other cars losing parts of their cars.
"It could have been that, but it's all a guessing game. I didn't make any mistakes or run wide anywhere to cause the incident. But it was a big loss in performance."
Hamilton crossed the line in second place, some 20 seconds behind teammate Valtteri Bottas.
"I never plan to hold anybody up," Hamilton affirmed. "I was just doing my own race. I naturally wanted to keep him behind, but I knew that I had a long, long way to go.
"He stopped a lap before me so I knew that we'd both be in a similar boat towards the end.
"I was thinking a bit more long term so that I could defend to up and coming cars towards the end of the race - which I'm not sure he really thought of, because his tyres went off quite drastically at the end."