"It's been a difficult weekend for us," Rosberg agreed. "Qualifying in 15th place is not where we want to be, although I will gain some places due to grid penalties."
"Today has been fairly challenging for us and it goes without saying that we're not happy to see both cars knocked out in Q2," admitted team principal Ross Brawn. "We've done a lot of work in the last few races exploring the performance variables of the car and whilst that has increased our understanding, it's still not enough to be competitive."
"We will not be in the grid positions where we would have liked to start the race from," agreed Mercedes' head of motorsport Norbert Haug.