Jules Bianchi says Marussia is hoping the 2014 regulation change will allow it to fight for points on a regular basis.

Marussia - and previous guises of Virgin - has failed to score a point so far in its four seasons in F1 after joining alongside Caterham (then Lotus Racing) and HRT in 2010. However, with a promising switch to Ferrari engines amid the new regulations this year, Bianchi said picking up points based on reliability is not the team's only hope of scoring.

"We are realistic but we also want to be in a position to score points," Bianchi said. "So for sure we will try to be at the end of the race in Melbourne and at the end of other races. But hopefully maybe we will be in a position to fight for points in regular situations. So that's what we want. We know what we can do, we know that we're a small team but we know that we want to score points."

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Marussia's sporting director Graeme Lowdon echoed Bianchi's view, saying the team hasn't built a car solely to ensure it finishes each race.

"We're trying to be racy," Lowdon said. "I don't think it's unusual and it's not a negative thing that we have spent the last few years catching up to a large extent. We had to start form a standing start and a standing start pointing in a totally different direction; we designed a car for a cost cap which was incredibly low and had to go from that direction to racing against almost unrestricted resources.

"We've constantly tried to improve the competitiveness of the car and I certainly hope we've made another step change on how competitive the car will be as well. At no point have we said 'What we should do here is run round slow with a heavy car and see who falls off', that's never been the strategy. We want to push because to move forwards in this sport you've got to keep pushing forwards, and I think that's what we'll be looking to do this year."