Lewis Hamilton believes that Red Bull have been developing their rear wing for a long time and could not have done more on his way to second place behind Max Verstappen at the Styrian Grand Prix.
Hamilton never threatened the Red Bull driver during the 71-lap race and now trails Verstappen by 18 points in the Drivers' Standings.
"We could have put a smaller wing on this weekend," Hamilton told RacingNews365.com and other select members of the press. "But we would have just been slower through the corners, and therefore probably have more degradation. We'll be looking at things.
"They [Red Bull] have that really good wing that bends which they've had for most of the year. I think they've been developing it for, as far as I'm aware of, for quite a long time. We haven't.
"I've just got to push everyone as hard as possible, and put in as much work as possible to get that performance."
Hamilton believes there was nothing left on the table and he extracted the maximum from his W12 during the Styrian GP.
"The car's on limit," said Hamilton. "It was flat out the whole way, really. Of course, then if you apply some management then you are just further off.
"I think Max was able to just manage ahead and still be pulling away. Really strong pace from them [Red Bull] today. There's not really a lot we can probably do over the next four days.
"But, we'll work as hard as we can to see if we can squeeze any more juice out this car."