Mercedes say they are heading into the weekend season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prixwith a point to prove.
Team boss Toto Wolff explained the last race in Brazil wasunsatisfactory for us.
For colliding with Red Bulls Alexander Albon world champion Lewis Hamilton finished third but has been demoted to seventh with a punishment.
Wolff, who did not attend the race in Brazil, stated:We didnt have the fastest car on track and we lost a lot of points owing to our own mistakes.
He added:We stipulate exactly what went wrong, either with regard to our reliability and our decisions during the race, so to make sure we do not replicate them.
This was a fantastic learning experience for the entire team and something which will make us stronger in the long term.
Wolff referred to a race strategy that unfolded when Hamilton was brought in under a final safety car period following a crash between both Ferrari drivers for a change of tyres.
The decision dropped Hamilton to fourth out of second and was clarified by technical director James Allison, the de facto team boss in Brazil at Wolffs absence, sinceplain idiotic.
Even before that, Allison said Mercedes hadnot had the shiniest of races up to that point.
Hamilton and Albon collided making an attempt to distinguish the rookie from second place on the penultimate lap.
Hamilton then just failed to pass on Toro Rossos Pierre Gasly in a race to the finish line on the last lap after recovering, and has been provided a penalty for its Albon incident.
Wolff stated:The underperformance in Brazil means we visit Abu Dhabi with a point to show.
Yas Marina was a good circuit for us in the very last years and were going to push hard to remain at precisely the identical manner.
The race is just one final opportunity for us to add another victory to the record of the W10 and it has an additional opportunity to put on a great show for the fans prior to the winter break.
We are excited about the struggle because we understand that in Formula 1, you are only as good as your final outcome.
Wolff said the 2019 year – where Mercedes have won 14 of 20 races up to now, 10 for both Hamilton and four for team-mate Valtteri Bottas – had been agenuine roller coaster.
The group also won a record-breaking sixth successive double of drivers and constructors championships, breaking the record.
However he said FIA F1 manager Charlie Whitings deaths on the eve of this year, Mercedes non-executive manager Niki Lauda at Formula along with May 2 driver Anthoine Hubert in a crash in the Belgian Grand Prix was hard to take.
Wolff stated:Weve seen great on-track struggles and weve loved the competition. Were very proud that we arrived on top and managed to put the Mercedes title with our sixth consecutive title at the history books of F1.
On the other hand, its been an incredibly hard year where we had to say goodbye to too many buddies.
We had been hit hard by the passing of Charlie, Niki and Anthoine, in addition to important members out of our team who we have lost this past year.
In Mercedes, Niki left a void that we will never have the ability to substitute – as a source of inspiration, as a voice of reason, but most importantly as a excellent friend. We hope we did you proud, Niki.