Adrian Sutil says that he is aiming for podiums after switching to Sauber for the 2014 season.
Sutil has been part of Force India since 2006, when he joined the team under its previous guise of Midland. He then remained with the squad through its transition into Spyker and then Force India, only missing out on a drive in 2012.
Sutil has never finished on the podium in 109 starts in the sport, with his best finish coming at the 2009 Italian Grand Prix, when he came home in fourth place.
"I’m convinced that we will have a successful time - and I’m looking very much forward to my first podium! Sauber have had some podiums in the past and that is exactly what I want," he told The Official F1 website.
Sutil nonetheless admits that he remains in the dark over the changes set to be introduced next year.
"To be honest all I know is that Sauber have already passed the crash test," he said.
"I haven’t seen more yet and don’t know anything about the 2014 Force India car."
Sutil added that his move to Sauber was not just as a reaction to losing his seat at Force India.
"I felt that it was time for a change and we worked hard for it for months to make it happen. It will be an interesting experience to see how another team goes about things."
"We were in contact for a long time. As I just said, it had been my wish to have a change after six good years with Force India - and Sauber was my priority. My Manager has been in contact with them since autumn - and around that time I visited the factory in Hinwil for the first time."