Explaining what unfolded during qualifying, Szafnauer said: "When you don't get the wet tyres working because they're not in the window, you're going to struggle, and it's what happened to us for a variety of reasons.
"We know what those reasons are, and were we to go into a wet qualifying tomorrow with the knowledge we gained on Saturday then it would be a different story."
The suggestion is, Racing Point is currently in a class of its own behind Mercedes and Red Bull, and comfortably ahead of other midfield runners such as McLaren and Renault.
Szafnauer added: "It's nice to hear those kinds of rumours but time will tell. In certain corners that could be true, but we've got to look at it over an entire season.
"That's what we are pushing to do, and work hard towards, so hopefully, we are successful in doing that. There might be some circuits that suit us a bit better than Austria did, and we will be closer, but how much? I don't know, it's really hard to tell.
"I'm just happy the race pace was good, but like I've said there's still some learning to do, and we still haven't optimised the race weekend yet."
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