Manor Marussia Team Principal John Booth insists that the squad is making progress internally as it bids to rebuild for its future.
Manor Marussia has occupied positions at the back of the grid following its last-minute revival at the start of the campaign and has recently been on a recruitment drive, hiring the services of esteemed engineer Bob Bell.
The Ferrari-powered outfit is also attempting to introduce its new car later this season, following Formula 1's summer break.
"Over the past few races we seem to have taken a small step forward in terms of our relative performance and maximising the potential of our current package," he said.
"At the same time, we suffered our first retirement of the season in Canada, so our focus will be on ensuring we resume our run of two car finishes, as we had been one of the most reliable teams up until then.
"The work we are doing in terms of set-up and aerodynamic configuration is also an important part of our development programme and although the results may not be evident on the outside, internally this work is key to rebuilding and developing our technical capabilities to ensure a strong future."