Lewis Hamilton is dissatisfied with Mercedes’ performance in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix qualifying.

Both Mercedes drivers failed to get to Q3 on Friday – something that had not happened with the Silver Arrows since the 2012 Japanese GP. Hamilton reflected on the team’s performance in qualifying.

“It wasn’t a great session. Naturally, it’s disappointing,” he said.

“[I’ve] come here with optimism. Everyone’s working really hard at the factory, and then things just don’t come together.

“I think we underperformed as a team today. There are things that we should have done, we didn’t do and anyways…

“We’ll work as hard as we can to move up in the Sprint race. It’s going to be a difficult race, but hopefully tomorrow is better weather-wise.

“Who knows? Maybe we can move our way forwards.”

Hamilton and Toto Wolff appeared to have had a heated conversation at the conclusion of Q2. The Briton refused to reveal what they had been talking about.

“It’s all internal stuff. I’d rather not share that.

“We’ll just keep working. It is what it is.”

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