Esteban Gutierrez believes Sauber can head to Singapore with a “realistic chance” of scoring their first points of this season.
Sauber have yet to get off the mark in 2014, which has left the team wallowing down in 10th place in the Constructors’ Championship.
The team, though, has had at least two near misses, finishing 11th in Australia and again in Hungary.
However, next weekend in Singapore, Gutierrez believes Sauber will be in a good position to net their first points of the season.
“In terms of track layout, I think the characteristics will suit the C33,” said the Mexican racer.
“We have been working intensely on the mechanical set-up of the car, which will be crucial on this circuit, as the track has many tight corners and only a few short straights.
“I am really looking forward to the weekend, and especially to getting the maximum out of the updates to the car we are having there.”
He added: “It is going to be an interesting race, and there is a realistic chance for a positive result.”