Losing out on a potential victory is always tough, but the Australian Grand Prix was an encouraging and promising weekend overall.
"There is so much positivity to take forward with us. It feels like a dark cloud but it's still a positive result and we've got a great car. We are the World Champions and with a couple of adjustments we can win the next race. I believe that."
"The car is quicker than last year, so it feels better everywhere. Turns 11 and 12 were crazy. We're not even braking into that corner, it's insane"
Asked about the biggest positives to take from his weekend, Valtteri added: "Q2. It felt like I was starting to get things right and I was on very similar pace with Lewis.
"Once we get the car in the window, it seems like it's really quick, so that's something positive. There's still more to unlock. We've definitely learned a lot and we'll keep on learning.
"I know the speed is there. So, I will try again in two weeks. You have to learn from your mistakes but there is a limit to how much you have to beat yourself up. You have to be in your best mental and physical shape."