Adrian Sutil believes Force India is 'looking good' going to the Belgian Grand Prix and he is 'very confident' he can get another good result on Sunday.
Sutil finished tenth last weekend in Valencia to give the Silverstone-based outfit its fourth top-ten of the season and he was pleased with his performance in his Mercedes-powered VJM-02 – his best result since the season opening Australian Grand Prix.
Furthermore while he was unable to get into the points, the German reckoned he got the most out of his car and he now believes the signs are all promising for the trip to Spa-Francorchamps, venue for the twelfth round in the 2009 FIA F1 World Championship.
"I feel we did the maximum possible performance in Valencia," said Sutil. "It was a tough race in very, very high temperatures but the whole team did a fantastic job. Our stops were great so we could jump [Nick] Heidfeld in the pits and then in the final third of the race I was just behind [Mark] Webber, which was very encouraging considering how well the Red Bulls have been performing this season.
"Getting P1 on Saturday in practice was a real bonus but top 12 is where we are at the moment. This is itself is a real boost for everyone after so long being at the back.
"We now go to Spa - and along with Monaco, it is one of my favourite tracks. This year I think we are looking good. Our new aero package gave a very good step forward and we've been quick at lower downforce tracks so far this year so I'm very confident of getting another good result. I hope top ten or even better."
Sutil's team-mate Giancarlo Fisichella meanwhile is also optimistic and he has set his sights on trying to score some points – something the squad has still yet to do.
"Valencia was a great result for Force India. We could really race in the midfield and seemed to have an advantage over quite a few teams and drivers now," Fisichella added. "The upgrades made a big difference and the car was nice to drive.
"Spa is a bit different to Valencia but it's still very quick so I hope we can transfer the performance this week.
"My aim will be to qualify well so we can start a bit further up the grid, have a strong race and finally score some points."