Mercedes boss Ross Brawn believes that Lewis Hamilton still has time to mount a challenge for this year's drivers' title.
"Lewis can battle for the title, why not? Things are still wide open in the title race," he told reporters.
"Lewis deserves a win, and everything should fall into place this weekend, as it didn't quite do so at Silverstone."
The 2008 world champion took pole position at last weekend's British Grand Prix, only for a tyre failure to end his chances of a race win.