George Russell is hoping that the heavily revised 2020 schedule can provide more scoring opportunities for Williams once the season gets underway.
Drivers and teams are preparing for a gruelling eight races in a 10-week period and will not be fully operational as only limited numbers will be allowed to enter the Formula 1 paddock.
As a result, Russell thinks mistakes and fatigue will creep in, potentially opening up opportunities for others, like himself, to pounce on them.
“A lot of people will make mistakes, the drivers, the mechanics, the engineers,” Russell told RTL.
“Being realistic, I can’t sit here and say we are going out and score points every race because we were so far behind as a team last year.
“But we made big steps in winter testing, whether that is enough I am not too sure.”
Russell’s first year in Formula 1 was a very steep learning curve as Williams finished bottom of the pile for a second year running, but he is eager to give another good account of himself and continue to learn in his sophomore campaign.
He added: “From my side, all I can do is give my maximum. I learned so much last year. Every single race I was learning.
“I set myself very small targets, how I want to improve with my driving, to make me a more complete driver.”