Brawn GP believes Red Bull Racing is too strong and too well-financed to be totally ruled out of the world championship fight yet.
Although Sebastian Vettel is 25-points behind Jenson Button in the world championship standings with three races to go, Brawn's CEO Nick Fry says his outfit refuses to believe it has the title in the bag just yet.
"My take on all of this is we are still taking it one race at a time," Fry said. "We are very conscious that Red Bull has not only got very talented people but twice as much resource as we have – and they can do a lot of things over the next couple of races.
"If we were to have a little bit of bad luck and they were to really pull out the stops and have some good luck, then the situation could still go to the final race. So we are not counting our chickens."
Fry has also praised the attitude of Button, who has stayed in control at the top of the World Championship standings for the whole season despite a few poor results in the middle of the year.
"I think that people probably made a little bit too much of the mid-season trough," said Fry. "I would say two of those at least were down to the car rather than anything specific to him, and I think he has just got a fantastic ability to bounce back.
"The Saturday in Singapore was a great example. After the disappointing qualifying, he was not pleased for a very short while, but I went in and gave him a cuddle and straight after he was really focused on doing something in the race. On race morning he was optimistic about what he might be able to accomplish and he carried it off and that is what championships are made off. It is not necessarily wining all the time, but putting in the good results when things dont quite go your way.
"I think he has got the character to do that – and hopefully he can carry that on until the end of the year."
When asked if he felt the nerves had ever got to Button, Fry said: "I find it very interesting that on an operational basis I have not seen that at all. Jenson is someone who gets on with his job and there is a very good dialogue and a good fun atmosphere in the team. He doesn't noticeably show any nerves whatsoever.
"On the other hand, it would be ridiculous to say that anyone in that position is not going to feel the pressure. Of course he is – because everyone else has got everything to gain and he has everything to lose. You would have to be a robot to not be affected by it, but it is not something that we see inside the team."