Sergio Perez admits he can't help but feel 'disappointed' to qualify seventh for the British Grand Prix, despite tricky weather conditions allowing his Force India team to prove substantially more competitive than it had been in the dry.

With both Perez and team-mate Nico Hulkenberg only 16th and 17th best after Friday's free practice sessions, changes to the car overnight and damp weather conditions would see Force India come to the fore in qualifying, with the Mexican going seventh and his team-mate fourth.

Even so, Perez was frustrated not to qualify better having been as high as third at one stage Q3, only to run off on his final out-lap, forcing him to allow the following Mercedes' ahead and get beaten by the clock to start his last attempt.

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"I am a bit disappointed with that," he said. "In one way I am optimistic about the result, but in another way disappointed because we were third before the last lap. It was really wet when I was warming my tyres up, but I ran wide in turn eleven, so I lost temperature and then I had to let the Mercedes' through. I basically lost the momentum to do any better and reach the chequered flag, which is a shame."

Though the race is forecast to revert back to the dry conditions of Friday, Perez believes he has a more competitive race car beneath him than the practice timesheets suggested.

"Similar conditions would be good for us but I am confident in any conditions so I am looking forward to tomorrow. Yesterday we were really thinking it was going to be harder today, but I think my race pace is strong and I am very confident about what I have to do tomorrow so there is no reason I cannot move forward."

Currently fourth in the constructors' standings, though Perez reckons Red Bull will be tough to beat to the podium, Force India still stands to benefit from a dismal day for Ferrari and Williams after neither of its drivers made it out of Q1.

"It was easy to get it wrong," he added, referring to Williams and Ferrari getting caught out by the conditions. "Anything can happen on a Sunday but it will be really difficult for them to recover to the points. [As for the podium], Red Bull is a bit quick, but nothing is impossible.