Lewis Hamilton is bullish about McLaren's chances for the Italian Grand Prix after a strong showing in Friday practice.
The McLaren driver topped the morning session and then finished second to Sebastian Vettel in the afternoon, although he believes the Red Bull driver was running less fuel than him. After his strong performance, Hamilton was left optimistic he has enough pace to challenge Red Bull for pole position tomorrow.
"I think we are set pretty good. I'm not too worried about Red Bull," said Hamilton. "We were very strong in P1 and in P2 again. Both me and Jenson are very happy with the car. I think we are in a strong position.
"The Red Bulls looked very quick in the end, but I'm pretty sure that they are not on the same fuel levels as we are. I feel optimistic about tomorrow. We'll make some small changes overnight, but I think we can challenge Red Bull."
The Briton, however, admitted he is under no illusions about how hard the race will be, but he insisted beating Red Bull is very much in the cards.
"The car was really, really great. The car was feeling great. Our long-run pace doesn't look bad at all, so I think we are going to be competitive, but it's going to be a very hard race in these conditions.
"I think we are strong and in a good position, but I don't know what the Red Bulls are doing. They were very fast in the last session, so to beat them is going to be tough, but I don't think it's impossible."