Valtteri Bottas is expecting another tight battle with Red Bull at the Hungarian GP, with the Finn pointing out that the Milton Keynes outfit have shown they are fast at every track.
The Mercedes driver has finished on the podium at each of the last three races, including a second place finish last time out at the British GP. With Mercedes now just four points back of Red Bull in the standings, Bottas is hoping the team can take another step forward at the Hungaroring though he knows the Milton Keynes outfit will once again provide stiff competition.
"I think this weekend is going to be close," Bottas told RacingNews365.com and other members of the media. "We've seen in the recent races that no matter which track we are at, Red Bull are fast.
"We've been working as hard as ever as a team and again, preparing for this event and trying to be better than in Silverstone and take all the learnings from previous years here.
"For myself, I expect a better performance than what I've done here before, and focus on our work. We need to focus on our work as a team and maybe pay less attention to anything that's happening outside and [just] try and do our job.
"So anything is possible."
While Mercedes have closed the gap to Red Bull in the Constructors' Championship, a good result in Hungary could see the Finn move up to third in the Drivers' standings. Bottas currently sits five points back of McLaren's Lando Norris while holding a four-point advantage over Red Bull's Sergio Perez.