Max Verstappen is not writing off his chances of upstaging Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg at the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday after causing the Mercedes duo problems in qualifying.
Reigning world champion Hamilton claimed pole ahead of team-mate Rosberg and Verstappen but the Red Bull star proved a hindrance throughout on Saturday.
Verstappen was fastest in Q2, and only finished 0.350 seconds adrift of Hamilton, with Rosberg's last-gasp effort just enough to deny the 19-year-old a provisional front row start for the main race at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.
And Verstappen believes he can make things interesting on Sunday. telling reporters: "You have to be realistic in Q2, because some of the other guys were on soft tyres.
"But in general, you know, the qualifying felt good.
"I had a good feeling with the car, actually, all weekend. It was behaving pretty well. It was getting better and better, it was just a shame in Q3 that we couldn't really get the lap together, otherwise I think P2 was definitely possible.
"But we are not too far behind and we have a different strategy for tomorrow as well, so it will be interesting."