Sebastien Buemi believes that ending the season with a points finish is possible after qualifying 10th for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Toro Rosso's Swiss driver, who scored his first points since April's Chinese Grand Prix in Brazil two weeks ago, admitted that he was disappointed with the result despite it being only the fourth time he will start in the top 10 during his Formula 1 career.
"I was hoping for a little bit better after finishing seventh in Q2, but I am happy with our fuel load which should allow us to be flexible in terms of race strategy," said Buemi. "The car feels very competitive, as indeed it has been for the past few races and scoring points is a realistic target for tomorrow."
Teammate Jaime Alguersuari, in only his eighth grand prix weekend, was satisfied despite only managing 15th on the grid after not taking part in Saturday's third free practice session with hydraulic problems.
"Taking into account that I was unable to do any laps this morning, because of a problem with the car, I think my performance in qualifying was quite positive especially as I was not completely happy with the aerodynamic balance of the car," said the Spaniard.
"I was not expecting to make it to Q2 after not running in FP3 on a track that is new to everyone. Looking back at my season, I think that getting into Q2 again shows I am making progress, but I still have a lot to learn. I hope I can have a nice race to end the season tomorrow."