Lewis Hamilton hopes to salvage a result in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix this weekend after qualifying 13th on the grid for Saturday's sprint qualifying race.
After labouring in wet circumstances in Friday's qualifying session, the seven-time champion failed to make the top 10 shootout.
The top eight finishers in Saturday's sprint race will receive points, and the grid for Sunday's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola will be set.
Hamilton's cause was harmed when Ferrari's Carlos Sainz crashed in Q2, causing the session to be delayed in dry conditions while Hamilton was in 13th place
only for rain to fall ahead of the restart, preventing drivers from improving their lap times.
The Mercedes driver, on the other hand, blamed the conditions on the car's performance, which had received many modifications ahead of the weekend.
He admitted, "It wasn't a fantastic session." "It's natural to be disappointed." We came here with high hopes. At the plant, everyone has put in long hours. It's a disappointment.
"I believe we underperformed today as a team." There were several things we should have done but didn't.