The German's view is in slight contrast to his team-mate, with Leclerc seeking assistance from the skies on qualifying day.
He said: "I think in the wet, I was in better shape. Overall we are struggling a little bit with the downforce level that we have.
"It's a track where we need a lot of downforce, we knew it would be a difficult track for us, so we need to work and try to improve for tomorrow.
"It will be all about trying to anticipate what will happen on the Sunday," he added. "I think everything will be quite different on Sunday, a lot warmer than it was today, no rain, so yeah, we will see Sunday.
"Obviously it was all about the laps before in the conditions which were changing quite a lot. We'll see tomorrow. Hopefully it will rain."
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