Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has said an imminent recovery for his DTM squad does not look to be on the cards at this weekend's Oschersleben round.

Mercedes started the new DTM season in the worst fashion possible after failing to pick up a single point at Hockenheim despite having increased their programme to a seven-car entry.

Pascal Wehrlein was their best-placed driver in eleventh but finished a staggering 20-seconds off a points paying position.

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Their appalling opening round form also paved the way for HWA's former CEO and technical chief Gerhard Ungar's departure after 26-years with the Stuttgart manufacturer.

Wolff has said his Mercedes squad has undertaken a deep analysis of what went wrong at the Hockenheimring two-weeks-ago but doesn't expect any significant improvement in time for Oschersleben.

"In the days since the season's opening race at Hockenheim, our team has worked unstintingly to go through this year's first race weekend with a fine toothcomb," said Wolff.

"The goal of these efforts is to significantly improve our performance for the second race at Oschersleben.

"We know that every single one of our drivers has what it takes to achieve top results and victories in the DTM. Now, we must give them the right tools for the job, so that they can do what is necessary out on the track.

"We know that we are well down on the competition at the moment, but that deficit can only be reduced bit by bit, so any hope of a significant improvement in Oschersleben is a pipe dream."