Lewis Hamilton admitted he was frustrated at only bringing home a top six finish from the Indian Grand Prix.

The Briton had started third but lost a place to Felipe Massa at the start and then found himself stuck behind the Ferrari man later in the race.

Losing tyre performance as he tried to find a back ahead, Hamilton found himself then under pressure from McLaren man Sergio Perez late on and ultimately crossed the line back in sixth.

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While the points helped Mercedes move ahead of Ferrari in the Constructors' championship, Hamilton admitted he had hoped for more from the race and was keen to improve in the remaining three rounds of the year.

"Looking at my race today, it's great that we got some good points, particularly with Nico's podium, and that the team are back to second place," he said. "The car has been pretty good this weekend but the race was frustrating for me. I tried so hard to get past Felipe but it just wasn't possible and unfortunately I destroyed my tyres in doing so.

"Finishing in sixth place is never satisfying but we've got three more races and we'll keep pushing. I'm confident that we can get some more good results to keep the team in second place and we'll keep fighting to achieve just that.

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff meanwhile said Hamilton had done what he could in the circumstances.

"Lewis was compromised on the first lap and we didn't have the top speed to pass Massa on track today," he said. "Clearly, when you are following a car so closely for so many laps, that doesn't help tyre degradation and that was why he ran out of tyres in the final laps. Taking all of that into account, P6 is still a solid result and contributed more valuable points.

"We have had a good afternoon compared to our direct rivals today but there is still a long way to go until we can say mission accomplished. There is no complacency and our target will be to deliver another three strong weekends this season."