Max Chilton says he and Marussia are targeting scoring their first Formula 1 points in Australia this weekend.
The Brit is entering his second season in the sport and reckons a top 10 finish is achievable.
"I try and bring the car home as much as possible but obviously the car's got to bring me home as well," he said.
"I don't know what these numbers people are saying about the number of cars that are going to finish but you've just got to make sure you're there at the end.
"We'll do everything to make that possible and if I come across the line on Sunday in tenth place, I'll be a very happy man."
Chilton also reckons he can narrow his pace deficit to team-mate Jules Bianchi in 2014.
"In the past, I've always shown better in my second and third years, I've really started to show my speed.
"I think last year I showed my consistency and professionalism but not always the speed, although I got better towards the end.
"This year, I want it to be a more well-rounded year and we could have a car where we're getting points, which always makes it easier to show yourself off."
Chilton, who has driven two of Marussia's previous cars, believes the MR03 is their best effort yet.
"I think the package is fantastic. It's definitely our best package so far; when you've got a whole Ferrari rear end and you've got a further developed car, it's definitely our best car so far."