Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto says the squad is “not good enough” at the moment and revealed its updates did not show their worth in Austria.
Ferrari has lacked pace so far in the delayed 2020 campaign and was mired in the midfield at the opening event.
Binotto estimated that of Ferrari’s one-second per lap deficit at the Red Bull Ring 70 per cent of it was on the straights, with the remainder through the corners.
Ferrari planned to bring updates to Hungary but accelerated the development of new components to bring to the second Austrian event this weekend.
Ferrari’s drivers were buoyed by the improvements on high fuel but in Saturday’s wet qualifying session neither Sebastian Vettel nor Charles Leclerc troubled the front-runners.
Vettel scraped through to Q3, where he suffered a high-speed spin en route to finishing slowest, while Leclerc was 11th but will drop to 14th due to a penalty for impeding Daniil Kvyat.
“A really disappointing day,” summarised Binotto. “We have to accept that the stopwatch doesn’t ever lie.
“In two qualifying sessions, albeit in different conditions, we have not been competitive, not only against those who have been our closest rivals over the past few years, but also against others, who up to yesterday were generally behind us.
“We worked very hard to bring updates to the car earlier than planned, but they didn’t show their worth on track.
“We have to work out why and change this state of affairs, which is just not good enough for a team by the name of Ferrari.
“We mustn’t get het up about it, but we cannot ignore the facts.”