Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff has congratulated Ferrari after the Scuderia won the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Mercedes had a nightmare afternoon and for the first time this season - and the first time since the final race in 2013 - failed to get at least one driver on the podium, with Lewis Hamilton coming home sixth and Nico Rosberg eighth.

"First of all, many congratulations to Ferrari; not only was it a well-deserved win but it has been a difficult week for the entire team, having lost Jules [Bianchi - Marussia driver and Ferrari Academy member], and I am sure this victory has a very special meaning for everybody in Maranello," Wolf said.

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"On our side, we had two bad starts - and then things went from bad to worse. Lewis ran off track on lap one, then came the incident with [Daniel] Ricciardo, the nose change and the drive-through - and somehow still managed to get back to P6.

"As for Nico, he didn't have the pace to match the Ferraris in the first stint but was running strongly for a podium finish. When the Virtual Safety Car came out, it was close for him to get into the pits - but he managed it.

"However, the default set of tyres was the prime, as we still had around 30 laps to go in the race under normal conditions - and that was the only set we were able to fit to the car in time.

"In hindsight, the option tyre would have been ideal to attack Sebastian, who was forced to run the prime - but hindsight is a wonderful thing. He nevertheless did a great job to salvage P8 [after the late collision with Ricciardo] and score a few more points."

Meanwhile, Wolff added that the priority now will be to learn from the race and "come back fighting" in Belgium after the summer break.

"For us, this was a really frustrating day and it just goes to show that our success so far this year has been the result of fantastic attention to detail and teamwork, getting everything right to deliver the results we have had.

"Now we need to analyse the race and learn our lessons, then recharge the batteries and come back fighting in Spa," he concluded.