Despite qualifying ninth at the Red Bull Ring, Lewis Hamilton is bullish about his chances of fighting for the victory.
The Mercedes driver showed good pace throughout the weekend but a mistake in Q3 meant he failed to set a lap time that counted.
Starting the race in ninth place, well behind his Championship leading team-mate Nico Rosberg who was third, Hamilton faces a tough task in Sunday's 71-lap grand prix.
The Brit, though, says he's going to give "absolutely everything" in his fight back.
"What happened hurts a little bit in the gut, but I'll try and make up for it," said Hamilton.
"Even if I were starting last I'll always go for the win, although it obviously gets harder and harder the further back you go.
"But I've a chance to come through the field, and I'm excited for it.
"Starting from pole is always a good thing, it makes things easier, looking after your tyres, all those different things.
"But then being able to use your abilities to fight your way through is a real cool experience as well.
"I don't know how it's going to go, but I'm going to give it absolutely everything to get as many points as possible.
"Obviously I didn't get any in the last race, and I didn't help myself here, but there's a long way to go so don't rule me out yet."