Red Bull team principal Christian Horner was not surprised to see Mercedes recover from their troubled weekend in Baku as Lewis Hamilton beat Max Verstappen for a place on the front row of the grid.
Mercedes looked set to continue their woes from Monaco whilst Red Bull were heavy favourites for pole position but an action-packed qualifying session saw Hamilton pip Verstappen to second place with Ferrari's Charles Leclerc in first.
"Mercedes obviously went down a rabbit hole but came back out of it," Horner told Sky Sports. "They've had a great car at pretty much every race so there's no reason why they shouldn't have a good car here.
"Valtteri did a good job towing his teammate around so they've done a good job and it'll be a good race tomorrow.
"It looks like Mercedes have changed their setup quite a lot as well. How that's gonna work on the longer runs, is a bit of an unknown so we just got to get our heads down, try and get a good start and get stuck into the race."
Horner expects the race to be far from straightforward given the amount of crashes and incidents throughout the weekend.
"I think strategy is going to be important around here," said Horner. "It's difficult to believe we'll get through the race without a safety car because of the amount of red flags we've had in qualifying.
"I think it's even windier tomorrow so that can be a factor and picking your way through that and the safety cars is going to be going to be crucial."