Jenson Button reckons Sunday's Korean GP will be a battle between McLaren and Red Bull for the race victory
The two teams occupy the front two rows of the grid with Lewis Hamilton on pole ahead of Sebastian Vettel, Button and Mark Webber.
Button was booted off the front row, which would have been McLaren's first lock-out of the season, by 0.084s.
"As a team and in terms of the car, I think we are in a great place right now," Button told Autosport.
"I really don't know how the race is going to go tomorrow but you would think it would be between us and the Red Bulls. I don't think Ferrari is that far behind in terms of consistency over one lap they don't have the pace in race consistency.
"It is a great way to end the season, as a team we are obviously disappointed we could not get this performance earlier in the year, but it can only be good for next year.
"Obviously there are rule changes but having a good base for this year going into 2012 is something we really need."
As for the key to success in Sunday's grand prix, Button summed it up rather well: "Being quick! That is something we have been good at in the last few races in terms of consistency."
However, the McLaren driver does admit that tyres will be crucial factor in Sunday's 55-lap race as many are expecting a high-wear rate with the Pirellis.
"We know the tyres have a short life here and if you can make any difference by looking after them is a little bit unknown tomorrow. We will see, but I think everyone is looking forward to tomorrow, it should be a lot of fun.
"We are finding our feet on high fuel, seeing how it feels and acts.
"Today was a reasonably good day for me, obviously thought we could fight for first but Lewis was too quick today but all in all a pretty good day and looks good for tomorrow."