Caterham driver Charles Pic has said his priority this coming weekend in Korea will be to ensure he gets his car up correctly.

Pic was unhappy with the balance of his CT03 in Singapore earlier this month and despite qualifying ahead of his team-mate, Giedo van der Garde and ahead of both of the Marussias, he struggled in the grand prix itself and dropped back, eventually finishing 19th and last of the 'third division' quartet.

"Last year was my first race in Korea and I quite enjoyed it. This year it's obviously a different package and as it's quite a technical circuit it'll be important to make the most of all three practice sessions to give us the best shot at quali and the race," said the Frenchman ahead of the latest round in the 2013 F1 World Championship.

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"In Singapore I didn't really have a car balance I was happy with all weekend and I want to make that's not the same in Korea," he added, "especially as if it rains on Sunday it's likely there will be safety cars and we need to make sure we can seize any opportunities that come our way."

van der Garde meanwhile is also hoping the weather will be unsettled and agrees it might give them both a chance to finish that bit higher.

"Korea next and another track I have experience of from last year," said the Dutchman. "I ran in FP1 in 2012, completing 19 laps which was enough to find my way around and be able to start pushing. Even though the tyres are different this year, that experience, as I had quite a few tracks last year, is particularly valuable now as it means I'm on it right from the start of FP1 and every lap counts in getting the setup right for the weekend.

"From inside the cockpit the Korea track is a pretty typical modern F1 circuit. There's the long straight out of T2 where you need good straight-line speed and then it's a bit stop / start through turns three, four, five and six, and then you're into the high speed section up to the heavy braking zone at turn 10. It's pretty bumpy through that whole section and in the early stages of FP1 there's little grip around the whole track, but it quickly builds up over the weekend so you can start really pushing through there from quite early on.

"If it rains this year then it'll definitely be very interesting - our car likes the wet and two of my highlights this year have been on tracks where it's been going from wet to dry, so it would be good if we could have some more unpredictable weather - even though the boys doing the pack up on Sunday probably wouldn't agree with me on that!"