"For us at the moment, the important thing is to keep working and see what we can do with development and a direction, taking every day as it comes," he said, "This weekend we're not going to be winning grands prix, so it's not suddenly going to come good, but we can find a step forward. It's about developing as much as we can, as quick as we can.
"A few of the midfield teams that would normally be behind us are also very surprised by how quick some of the cars are. And I think that has surprised us just as much, as to how we're not getting the performance we thought we had. I think we have a reasonable understanding of what we need to do, but not 100 per cent.
"I wouldn't use the word 'panic', but we're working hard to get back to the front because this is not where we expected to be and it's definitely not where we should