Hispania Racing boss Colin Kolles says the team is aiming to finish the Malaysian Grand Prix with both cars before it begins to focus on improving its performance.
Indian Karun Chandhok completed the team's first race in Australia last weekend, despite not having completed any preseason testing. Teammate Bruno Senna, however, retired with a mechanical problem and now Kolles wants both drivers to be able to reach the checkered flag in Sepang.
"We reached our goal with one of our two cars making it to the finish. Now we want to hit a new target and finish with both cars," said Kolles. "From there on, we will be focusing increasingly on improving the car's overall pace and performance."
Senna admitted he cannot wait to get back on track, especially on a circuit he knows well from GP2.
"I am very excited to go to Malaysia as I have driven there in GP2 so I know the track well. This will free my mind and I hope we will have a better race in terms of performance. So let's see what I can do in Sepang," he said.
Chandhok added: "I am really looking forward to my third F1 race. I have already driven a number of times in Malaysia and even won on the track with Renault V6. I was on the front row with iSport in GP2 Asia and also raced there many times in Formula Asia.
"My good winter preparation paid off and I was very fit after my full Australian Grand Prix and have not even felt sore after the race. This is a good sign for Malaysia where conditions are usually hot and demanding. I am looking for another great achievement for our young team."