Ross Brawn says Michael Schumacher is as much to blame for his poor results as the Mercedes team as "together" they win and they lose.
So far this season, despite having a competitive car, Schumacher has scored just two points, 39 less than his team-mate Nico Rosberg, who has also won a grand prix, taking the chequered flag in China.
However, earlier this week, Brawn seemed to absolve Schumacher of all blame.
"We should not forget that WE - the team - have let him down in three of the five races by not delivering the best job possible," the team boss told Bild. "We must do better."
But, two days later, it seems Brawn has finally conceded the fact that Schumacher needs to up his game as much as the team does.
"When I talk about team, I talk about drivers as well - the drivers aren't outside the team," he said in Thursday's FIA press conference.
"So when I say the team hasn't done a good enough job with Michael, I mean collectively. So we, and that includes Michael, have not done a good enough job collectively in the first five races because Michael's got two points and that's not good enough.
"So my view is we always look at these things collectively, it's not the driver's made a mistake or the team's made a mistake, together we haven't done a good enough job and that's the situation with Michael.
"It's been a bit better with Nico; certainly the race win was great and I think in the last three races actually Nico's scored the second or third highest points of any driver. So for Nico, we are not doing too badly.
"But I think also the issue of Michael scoring two points is not just down to Michael, it's down to some of the technical problems we've had with the car, and that's what I was trying to explain."
Brawn: We have let Schumi down