Adrian Sutil is determined to try and open his account this weekend in Malaysia and believes that the Silverstone-based outfit will be in a position to challenge for points whatever the weather.

Sutil has been unlucky so far this year, and despite qualifying well in both Bahrain and Australia - both times making it through to the top-ten shoot-out - he has yet get off the mark and open his account.

Despite his misfortune though, he remains upbeat and is now looking forward to the third round on the F1 2010 schedule.

"Malaysia is always a good event, very tough physically, but there's a variety of corners and also some overtaking spots so it's an event I look forward to," he stated.

"The weather, as we saw last year, always throws up some interesting challenges. This year we don't have to pray for rain as we have done in the past, we can deal with the conditions whatever they are. I really want to get some points on board in this race, I've had two races where I should have scored, so I want to finish the job now."

Asked how frustrated he was to have to retire last time out, he added that while it was a shame, he has still been encouraged by the pace of the VJM03.

"It was obviously disappointing to retire so early on in Australia. I started to lose power and under the circumstances retiring the car was really the only thing we could do," he recalled. "It was a bit frustrating as I think it could have been a good race; we were in a good position, I was keeping pace with the leaders and normally in these changeable conditions the car and the team perform well.

"However, until that point the weekend had been quite good. Yet again we got into Q3 and I felt I could even have qualified higher, so that's very positive. It's showing that we're pretty competitive across different tracks and not that far behind the big four so at this point it's very encouraging.

"All-in-all I feel really good, very relaxed, and confident in the team and the car. I can't wait to get back out there."