Lewis Hamilton is convinced there is more to come from his McLaren team after scoring its first win of the season in Hungary.
The British squad completed a sensational turnaround after a dismal first half of the season, with Hamilton taking a commanding win at Hungaroring. Now, the World Champion reckons McLaren will only continue to improve.
"Things can only get better for us, I think," said Hamilton on his website. "The updates we've introduced have made a huge difference and we've now got a massive downforce improvement and the car is a pleasure to drive.
"We've still got quite a few improvements to make to the car – there are still areas that we haven't yet explored and we've got some more changes coming for Valencia that will hopefully move us even closer to the front. We're going to continue to try and push – but let's not get ahead of ourselves – it would be fantastic to get to Q3 again in the next race.
"But this is a great reward for everybody back at Woking, Brixworth and Stuttgart. I know they're all completely knackered and I hope they get a good break over the next couple of weeks so we can be ready to come back and get some more podiums!"
He added: "It's been a huge turnaround. At the start of the season, I said that if anybody could do this it would be Vodafone McLaren Mercedes. AAnd you've seen ourselves and Ferrari stepping up our game – and, for sure, if we'd had this car at the beginning of the season I reckon we'd have won more races. But we always said we were six months behind the top guys and, sure enough, six months later we're back at the front."
Hamilton admitted he was missing stepping on the top step of the podium, having not won since last year's Chinese GP.
"It's been almost a year – such a long time that it felt surreal to win again. I'd been waiting a long time for this day and I couldn't believe how well it all went. I was able to control the pace at the front. It's normally very hard to achieve that, but on Sunday I was able to use my tyres, fuel and engine perfectly. I felt like we balanced everything and I felt really comfortable in the car. But I was still being pushed by Kimi – and made sure I could never back off."