Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg is confident he can overhaul Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton at the Singapore Grand Prix.
Rosberg will start from second on the grid on Sunday after finishing behind Hamilton in a thrilling qualifying session at the Marina Bay Circuit.
The German - 22 points clear atop the drivers' standings - held provisional pole before Hamilton earned front row on the grid by just 0.007 seconds.
Rosberg was heard reacting over the team radio after losing pole by a narrow margin but the 29-year-old was in a relaxed mood post-race.
"I don't think of it as bouncing back from Monza or from previous races. For me, I'm looking at today and today Lewis did a seven-thousandths better job than me," Rosberg said.
"Of course, it was very, very annoying because seven-thousandths, you think, Damn it! That last corner I could easily have done seven-thousandths better'.
"So initially it was very annoying but afterwards I could live with it. It's second place there's still a great chance in the race.
"For me it's in the past and I'm optimistic now for tomorrow. Full of optimism."