Ross Brawn is a confident his team will have emerged stronger from a disappointing British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
The team endured its worst weekend of the year so far in Britain, seeing rival Red Bull Racing dominate the race from start to finish, with Sebastian Vettel leading teammate Mark Webber to a one-two.
Brawn's Rubens Barrichello was a distant third, while championship leader Jenson Button had to be content with sixth position after having won six of the first seven races of the season.
But Brawn is planning to fight back next weekend in Germany, where the team will introduce new updates, and where the team boss expects the conditions to suit its car better. The Briton is also sure the team has learned from the Silverstone experience to be stronger as a result.
"The team is looking forward to returning to the race track at the German Grand Prix next weekend and the Nurburgring should be a good circuit for our car and play to its strengths," said Brawn in a team preview.
"We have several new aerodynamic parts from Silverstone which were not used in qualifying and the race due to the issues that we faced there, along with additional improvements scheduled for the Nurburgring, which should position us well going into the weekend."
He added: "Whilst coming away with third and sixth placed finishes from Silverstone was still a good outcome from our home grand prix, we would be the first to admit that the result did not meet our expectations.
"However we have always said that we would have a fight on our hands to maintain our excellent run of results at the start of the season and everyone at the factory and at Mercedes-Benz High Performance Engines in Brixworth is looking forward to that challenge.
"As a team, we have a good history of going away from a race, thinking about the outcome, identifying where we need to make improvements and then coming back stronger. As the home Grand Prix for Mercedes-Benz, we will be hoping to come away from the race in Germany next weekend with a successful result."
Button is also optimistic his team will be able to bounce back at the Nurburgring following the three-week break.
Button said: "With the extra week's break, everyone at the factory and at Mercedes-Benz High Performance Engines has been working extremely hard in preparation for the German Grand Prix to get the best package for the race and we're looking forward to showing what the car can do at the Nurburgring after a disappointing weekend by our standards at the British Grand Prix.
"My last stint at Silverstone showed that the pace of the car is really competitive so we're confident that we can turn it around at this race. I'm sure we will see a really intense fight with our closest competitors and hopefully a great race for the fans."