Nico Rosberg remains confident that he can fight for victory at the Canadian Grand Prix despite missing out on pole position to Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton.
Rosberg trailed Hamilton by 0.062s after the first set of runs in Q3 before he locked up into Turn 1 on his second effort, scuppering his lap in the process.
Rosberg is nonetheless sure that he is in the mix for overall honours at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
"Even if I just missed out on pole, the front row is still a good position to start the race tomorrow," he said.
"Today, Lewis was just a little bit quicker on the first flying lap, so I gave it an extra push on the second run to close the gap - but I got it wrong and had a lockup at the first corner.
"With no time for a second lap, that was the chance gone. Nevertheless, there will be a few opportunities to overtake Lewis in the race.
"I've made some good starts recently which is a positive - and also with tyre strategy it could be worth trying something different."
Rosberg currently holds a 24 point advantage over Hamilton in the championship standings.