Mercedes got ahead of itself - Wolff

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Toto Wolff admits Mercedes got ahead of itself during the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend which contributed to its poor race performance.

Having qualified on the front row, both Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg had poor starts to drop behind the two Ferraris. Sebastian Vettel went on to take victory having led in to Turn 1, while Kimi Raikkonen looked set for second place until a reliability issue forced his retirement.

With new restrictions on start procedures set to come in to force at the Belgian Grand Prix, Wolff admits Mercedes had been analysing their potential impacts and feels the team neglected any potential start issues at the Hungaroring.

"We [were] practising Spa-starts on Friday," Wolff told the official Formula One website. "Probably we’ve traded the future for the present. You always should live in your time - we’ve probably experienced that [in Hungary]."

And Wolff says Mercedes' poor starts are making its rivals look better after Williams also jumped to the front at the start of the British Grand Prix.

"[In Hungary] it was Ferrari - at the last race it was Williams. Probably they look so good as we didn’t make a great impression."

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