Fernando Alonso believes that he only needs a change of fortune before he can claim a good result for the Renault team, after being limited to a best of fifth place this season.
Heading to Monza, where the rumour mill insists he will be confirmed as a Ferrari driver for 2010, the Spaniard continues to claim that the R29 is a car capable of reaching the podium, but reckons that the cards need to fall in his, and the team's, favour for the potential to be realised.
"I hope out luck will change at Monza because we have a competitive car but haven't been able to show its true potential so far," the double world champion pointed out, "We saw how quick the car was at the Nurburgring, Budapest and Valencia but, for various reasons, we haven't scored the points that we should have.
"Spa very frustrating too, as we missed another good opportunity to fight for a podium and score important points. It's true that we were missing pace in qualifying, but the car was more competitive in the race and things were looking good until my first pit-stop, when it became clear that the car was damaged [following an opening lap brush with Adrian Sutil].
"However, I always look forward, try to stay positive and will approach the rest of the season believing that we can finish the year strongly. At least we know that we have a car that is fast enough to get close to the podium, which will be my aim this weekend in Monza."