With the coming of the weekend, the recent race in Monaco was the worst for the team since the introduction of the current turbo hybrid era in 2014.
The lack of pace - in particular on Lewis Hamilton's side of the garage - the wheel nut fiasco at Valtteri Bottas' pit stop, and the strategic woe that left Hamilton a dejected seventh, all combined to ensure it was a weekend to forget for Mercedes.
Considering that the main competitor Red Bull has lost its driver and constructors championship lead, it is easy to understand that given the heights Mercedes has reached in the past seven years, the Monaco Grand Prix is one of the lowest.
But teams like Mercedes will never forget what happened on the streets of the Principality, but immediately set out to check the wreckage of their poor performance to save any advantage that can be learned and built.
"Monaco was one of our weakest tracks, if not perhaps - and hopefully - the weakest. We know we are going to be stronger at some tracks going forward across the season.
"The positives are that even at this outlier track, at this poor track for us, if we can walk away with podium-type scoring potential it means we have a chance to fight for the championship.”
Chief Strategist James Vowles of Mercedes F1 Team said.
The lastest news, the riveting saga of the stripped wheel nut on Valtteri Bottas' Formula 1 car has finally come to an end. The Mercedes-AMG F1 team published video today on Instagram of the team finally removing the jammed nut holding the wheel onto the No. 77 car's right front corner.
And, Lewis has got a peace mood after Monaco Grand Prix.
Yinshan sportswear, as the official sports teamwear for Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Racing Team, working with Mercedes team for 4 seasons, and we deeply hope Lewis and Bottas will be in a good mood, and the cars will be in best situation. Looking foward to have win in next Racing.