Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali says that finishing tomorrow's Bahrain Grand Prix is the team's top priority after both Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa made it through to Q3 for the first time since Melbourne.
Ferrari has not scored in the opening three races of the season, the Scuderia's worst start since 1981.
With reliability problems costing points in the first three races, Domenicali believes that getting both cars to the finish should get the team on the scoreboard for the first time.
"It will be vital to ensure that, first and foremost, we make it to the chequered flag. With these high temperatures, car reliability faces a stiff test.
"Our aim is simple. To wipe the zero off our score card in the championship."
Domenicali believes that the team's performance in qualifying was representative of its pace, and that he was pleased to get both cars through to Q3.
"We were aware of the current situation in terms of the pecking order and how difficult it would be to get into Q3. You only had to look at the times in the second part of the session, with five cars all within half a tenth.
"The slightest thing and you wouldn't make it. Clearly, this is not a Ferrari-style result, but we have to make a virtue out of necessity."
Felipe Massa, who failed to make Q3 in China and fell in Q1 in Malaysia, believes that the team has taken a step forward in competitiveness. However, he also warned that there is still a long way to go before the Scuderia returns to top form.
"It seems we have made a small step forward, but we know we still have a long way to go. Personally, I'm happy to be back in the top 10 in qualifying and I'm hoping we will be able to make it into the top eight.
"Tomorrow it will be very hot and that will have a considerable effect on reliability. We must try and make it to the finish and bring home some points, maybe making the most of the KERS, especially at the start."