Lotus's Romain Grosjean is aiming to progress further up the field in Bahrain following a disappointing race in China.
Grosjean started from sixth place and swiftly dispatched Nico Rosberg to move up to fifth.
But the Frenchman slipped back and came home in ninth place.
"It was a long, tough race and again we not able to make it work quite as well as we wanted," said Grosjean.
"I’m definitely not happy with ninth place; we started P6 and thought we had a good chance to end up within the top five, but unfortunately we could not manage it."
"I did as much as I could, but I couldn’t get the performance I wanted and being in traffic of course affects this."
Grosjean has scored points in all three races so far this season but he is seeking more as he returns to the venue of his maiden podium next weekend.
"It was good to score some points for the team, but I want more in Bahrain for sure."
Team principal Eric Boullier sought the positives in Grosjean's performance.
"Romain had a difficult day, but he scored points in another race which is positive and we feel he’s reached a turning point now where things will start coming together," said Boullier.