Valtteri Bottas admits he simply didn't have an answer to the pace of the Ferraris during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Valtteri: 'We were expecting a tricky qualifying'
The red cars scored their first front row lockout since Monaco, leaving the Silver Arrows to ocuppy row two - Valtteri in third ahead of Lewis Hamilton in the second W08.
"I definitely think today, all-day, Ferrari has been just too quick for us," said the Finn. "We saw in the practice the times they were doing. We were expecting a tricky qualifying but it felt like we got the most out of it, but just they were quicker today.
"Yesterday it was looking a bit better for us, today was a little bit surprising but it just shows that we definitely have work to do. Tracks like the Hungaroring that require the maximum downforce of the car, we seem to be struggling a bit more, for one reason or another. So, just need to keep working.
Valtteri: 'I'm sure we can still fight for the win'
Valtteri accepts that the Silver Arrows are on the back-foot going into Sunday's Hungarian Grad Prix, but the Finn still believes a win is possible.
"We can see that we are not performing as we should, as we want, so that just highlights that we still have work to do with the car," said Valtteri. "But now we are focusing for the race tomorrow, because it's going to a long one and still anything is possible.
"I'm sure we can still fight for the win. That's still the goal although it's not going to be easy because there's consistent pace between the top three teams."