Mark Webber admitted he was surprised by the result of the Hungarian Grand Prix after being unable to fight for victory.
The Red Bull driver had to settle for third place in a race dominated by McLaren's Lewis Hamilton, who finished ahead of Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen as KERS-equipped cars enjoyed a one-two.
Despite setting the fastest lap of the race, German GP winner Webber finished 16 seconds behind Hamilton. The Australian was nonetheless happy with the result, having moved into second place in the championship standings.
"A little bit of a surprise," said Webber about the result. "We expected to be a bit quicker after our running on Friday but we knew these guys would be around us. We knew we did not have advantage of last few races.
"I'm happy to get the result we did. I could have had a better chance to fight Kimi and do different tires, but that was my call, but overall we still have lot of positives. We are still up here, we can take our car to a lot of venues and fight and we are still very much a force."
Although championship rival Jenson Button struggled again during the race, Webber says it's still too early to think about the drivers' title.
"I think still it's a bit early," he said. "We can still fight the Brawns together with Sebastian and I. It's been a bit of a blip for them in the last few races and we hope it continues and we can take some points out of them. Seb had a poor weekend and lost some points, but he will back and after the break and we can recharge."
Button, seventh today, is now 18.5 points ahead of Webber.