Although acknowledging that Mercedes will be "difficult to beat" in Malaysia, Sebastian Vettel is not ruling out the weather helping his cause.
The German was firmly involved in the battle at the front in qualifying for round two of the 2015 Championship.
Booking his place in the final shoot-out by posting a good time before the deluge came down, which delayed the start of Q3, Vettel made the most of the wet conditions to qualify second.
Just 0.074s slower than Lewis Hamilton, he split the two Mercedes drivers.
Asked what he could do from his P2 starting position come Sunday's race, he said: "You never know, just look outside.
"Obviously when it starts to rain here it can mix up things."
He added: "The long runs looked good in practice so we should be in good shape but we know they [Mercedes] are difficult to beat.
"But that is why everyone turns up, trying to win, and we will see what we can do tomorrow.
"It looks like we are a little bit closer here but we'll have to wait and see I guess."
As for his qualifying, the Ferrari driver revealed that he had been happy with SF15-T no matter the conditions.
He said of his afternoon: "I think it was an interesting qualifying session.
"The car felt good in both dry and damp or wet conditions so reasonably happy."