Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says he is confident of his prospects for the Mexican Grand Prix despite missing out on pole position to team-mate Nico Rosberg.
Rosberg secured his fourth straight pole by topping qualifying in Mexico but Hamilton has won the three most recent races and clinched his third title last weekend in Austin.
Hamilton believes that the different set-ups on the Mercedes W06 Hybrids will play to his advantage in race trim.
"I was getting everything out I could from the balance I had, and it’s one of those circuits where of course I had to push for P1 but if I get P2 it’s not the worst case scenario," he said.
"I feel good, we’ve got big differences in balance so it’ll be interesting to see how big a difference that makes, my races have been good recently and you usually have a better race starting P2."
Rosberg's fourth successive pole matched his streak from mid-2014 and, having not taken a pole position in 2015 until Japan, he is hopeful that his Saturday form has now improved.
"I don’t know if it’s comparable [to 2014] but it was a weakness for a long time this year and it’s improving a bit, don’t know if it’s a trend but it seems better and I’m glad about that," he said.
"It should be an exciting battle not only with Lewis but with [Sebastian] Vettel and the Red Bulls."