Kevin Magnussen insists Renault is not being fooled by its seventh place finish in Russia and insists the manufacturer still has to make substantial progress.
Magnussen scored his and Renault's first points of the year at Sochi but is sure seventh position does not truly reflect the team's standing in the pecking order.
Magnussen also highlighted one lap pace as a weakness for Renault, with both RS16s failing to make it out of Q1 across the last three events.
"It’s made everyone happy to finally have some points but we’re not fooling ourselves that it’s our level, it was a little bit lucky with a lot of people having first lap problems, one of the Toro Rossos did not finish the race," he said.
"We need to improve quite a bit before that gets to our level, but it’s nice to get points on the board
"It seems qualifying is our weak point, looks like people can turn things up for qualifying that we can’t, it’s one thing to work on, but not the only thing, we’re behind on a lot of different areas and we need to improve overall.
"We have a car that hasn’t been developed continuously last year so we are picking up now but we need to be patient and at the same time work hard to catch up as others are also improving.
"The last result shows it is possible to score points and if anything happens we need to be there to take advantage."