George Russell has heralded the Williams as the fastest car on the grid in a straight line, after finishing P12 in Saturday's qualifying for the F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
The British driver even managed to out-qualify former world champions Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso. However, for as much as Williams impressed during qualifying, Russell believes there could be even more to come tomorrow.
"I think I'd say the car is working better for race trim than it is in Quali trim," Russell told members of the media, including RacingNews365.
"I think we've got the fastest car on the straights. So it's all looking promising. But this is the true pace of the car. It may be one of our better circuits, but this is where I hope and expect to be for most of the season, you know, in the mid-range of Q2 and hopefully at points fighting for Q3.
"I came into this weekend thinking this could be a chance for Q3 and points. And suddenly in Q2, everything came alive, and I actually wanted to do my second lap on the medium tire. I was P10 at the time, or P 11, on the mediums, which was quite surprising."
Looking ahead to tomorrow's race, the 23-year-old is feeling confident - and not just because his car is looking mighty on the straights.
With plenty of tyres to choose from, both Williams drivers have an array of options that could stand them in very good stead.
"Obviously, now we've got a brand new set of medium [tyres] to use tomorrow, which will come into our advantage," Russell continued.
"We made some tweaks to the downforce and we've got a very fast car on the straight, which is going to play into our hands. But yeah, there is a lot to review for me personally to understand why I was off the pace every single lap this weekend until to the pivotal moment."