Toto Wolff insists Mercedes have reason to be proud despite being soundly trounced by Sebastian Vettel in Singapore.
The reigning World Champion was in a league of his own on Sunday night, winning the grand prix by 33 over Ferrari's Fernando Alonso while Kimi Raikkonen completed the podium.
The Mercedes drivers finished fourth and fifth with Nico Rosberg ahead of Lewis Hamilton. Both drivers were 50 seconds behind the race winner.
But despite being thrashed, Wolff firmly believes that Mercedes have no reason to be ashamed.
"That dominance is something we are aiming to achieve over the next few years," said the team's executive director.
"We are looking forward so there is no reason to be depressed because the step we have made in the last 12 months is something we should be proud of.
"If you look at the race, immediately afterwards we were disappointed to finish third and fourth, but then you return to your hotel and say 'Well, that was fine'.
"Obviously, we are all here to win the World Championship one day, and it's good we have raised the bar.
"Equally it's dangerous to do so because the level of satisfaction is much more difficult to achieve."
The Austrian, however, admitted that he had some concerns that Vettel and Red Bull could be unbeatable in the final six races of the season.
Asked if he feared a clean sweep from Red Bull, he said: "Yes.
"In Singapore, the kind of performance he showed by going two seconds per lap faster was absolutely stunning, and if they don't have any DNFs...
"I don't know if he will have a clean sweep, but if anybody deserves the World Championship, then it's him."