Brawn CEO Nick Fry is confident his team will be able to fight back at the German Grand Prix after rival Red Bull dominated the Silverstone race on Sunday.
Sebastian Vettel won from pole position, leading teammate Mark Webber to the second one-two for Red Bull this year. Brawn's Rubens Barrichello was a distant third, with championship leader Jenson Button down in sixth position.
Despite Red Bull's dominant form, Fry reckons the next race should suit Brawn's car more and is optimistic Button will be back on top. "I hope he can win in Germany and the Nurburgring will be much more suitable for our car," Fry told reporters at Silverstone. "In terms of mechanical performance, our car is very strong and that comes into play in Germany.
"I remain as ever optimistic. It's a great team performance, that's the important thing and what makes a great team is where you haven't quite got the speed but you can still come up with some good results. A year ago, third and sixth we'd have been dancing from the rafters."
Fry said he did not believe Red Bull will dominate from now on, while Brawn will have to be content with picking up points.
"I wouldn't see it that way. We've always looked at the whole season as a combination of races where you think you can win and races where you need to consolidate. We came to both Turkey and Silverstone knowing that the Red Bull was likely to be the stronger car because of the characteristics of the circuit and they have very good high-speed aerodynamics.
"Turkey we were very pleased with the result, here clearly we are not pleased but we think it's a good result in the context of the championship. We're clearly keeping a close eye on their performance, but if we had achieved third and fourth here today we would have been happy.
"Obviously we dropped a couple of points here today versus that and it's not where we want to be, but this has been a good team performance. With not such a good car, we have achieved a good result for the championship."