Lewis Hamilton says his McLaren team will be on terms with Red Bull Racing in the next two races, as he seeks to prevent his title rivals taking a hat-trick of wins.
The Briton was able to extend his championship lead at Silverstone with a second-placed finish to Mark Webber, and reckons that with slower circuits coming up, plus McLaren working hard on getting its blown diffuser back on the car, he will be back fighting for wins.
"We're really happy with the result," said Hamilton about his performance at Silverstone. "Overall, we're doing a damn solid job with what we have. We're not the quickest but the car is good. But we're over-delivering with the package we have. We're definitely over-delivering.
"Red Bull is still the quickest. They were over a second quicker in qualifying. I just managed to bring it down to nine tenths, which is huge. And then in the race it was over half a second. We've still got a huge amount of time to find in the car.
"But on the lower-speed circuits we will be a bit closer to them. Maybe two tenths. When it's a high-speed circuit, like Spa maybe, they have a big advantage at the moment. But hopefully in the next race, in the next two races, we should be able to get our upgrades working and we will be with them."
Hamilton currently has a 12-point advantage over teammate Jenson Button, while Red Bull Racing's best-placed driver, Webber, is an additional five points adrift.