BMW motorsport boss Mario Theissen says he is confident for the upcoming races after showing improved form at the Spanish Grand Prix.
The German squad introduced a major upgrade package for the Barcelona race and moved closer to the front-running teams, with Nick Heidfeld finishing in seventh position after having started from 12th.
Theissen concedes BMW is still off the pace of the leading teams, but he is optimistic of more progress in the next races.
"We are not as quick as the front-runners but we are competitive and that makes me confident for the coming races," Theissen said after the race. "We can gain a bit more through set-up work and we will have improvements in the coming races."
Theissen felt Robert Kubica should have also been in the points today, but the Pole was hindered by traffic and wound up 11th.
"Robert I thought he could get past Glock, who had a very poor start," Theissen added. "But then he got stuck behind him and that was about it. He lost five places in the first corner. His strategy was forward oriented and now he was stuck behind cars who could stay out longer than him, so no chance.
"Robert did a fantastic qualifying yesterday and he really deserves his first points.
The BMW boss said the team will introduce more improvements for the next race in Monaco, where he is hoping for a strong showing.
"Monaco is different, it's not about aero performance, it's more about mechanical traction. I hope we can demonstrate our potential as well."