Kimi Raikkonen believes Lotus's first win of 2012 is around the corner as the Finn looks to strengthen his bid for the World title.
In his first season back in Formula One, Raikkonen has demonstrated that he has lost none of the speed nor ability that carried him to the 2007 crown.
The 32-year-old has already netted five top-three results and is fifth in the Drivers' Championship, 48 points off the pace.
This has prompted Lotus' tech director James Allison to say he reckons Raikkonen has a shot at the title, a sentiment now echoed by the Finn.
"I am now fifth in the Championship and obviously aiming at getting more points than the guys in front of me," he said.
"The smaller the gap to the leaders is the better for me and for the team. Every race from here on is very important."
The whole team is pushing 100 percent and we need to beat our rivals and take more points than they do every time."
Raikkonen, though, has yet to actually win a race in his comeback season, a statistic he hopes to rectify when F1 races in Belgium next weekend.
"We always try to win; some days you get close to it and it's a bit disappointing that we haven't quite made that final step.
"We know the reason though; we've not been so strong in qualifying as we have in the race which makes life harder for ourselves on Sundays.
"Of course we would rather win than come second or third but it's a long season and I think we're improving all the time. If it comes then great, if not we'll keep trying.
"I've been in the business long enough that I don't really worry about things too much.
"We've been improving our position in the Championships - both for myself and for the team - so as long as we keep doing that hopefully the win will come."