Did tighter tyre rules hurt Mercedes?

Did tighter tyre rules hurt Mercedes?

Mercedes' Singapore slump seemed puzzling, but GARY ANDERSON thinks there are clues in how its set-up might have had to change after the FIA and Pirelli tightened tyre checks

I think the Formula 1 world was a bit shocked in Singapore. How could the dominant Mercedes team drop the ball so badly?

Was it just circuit-specific, was it because of the temperature, was it the number of slow-speed corners or was it just that even Mercedes is only human and can get it wrong just as easily as anyone else?

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