Marussia team principal John Booth expects his team's car to be "ideally suited" to the Marina Bay circuit in Singapore.

Jules Bianchi finished fifth in Monaco to give Marussia the first points in its history, a result which leaves the team in ninth place in the constructors' championship. Booth says the street circuit around Marina Bay instigates memories of that weekend and he is hopeful that the MR03 will be equally competitive in Singapore as it was in Monte Carlo.

"Of course, the Marina Bay Street Circuit closely resembles Monaco, and within our Team we cannot think of Monaco without remembering it as the biggest milestone in our young history - our first points," Booth said. "One cannot take anything for granted though; just like Monaco this is a very unforgiving and demanding track that punishes even a small mistake.

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"Nonetheless, we know our drivers enjoy the tough conditions this race presents and will make the most of the fact that this track, with it short straights and plentiful corners, is one that is ideally suited to our package."

Bianchi himself agreed that the parallels with Monaco give him confidence going in to the race weekend.

"The track characteristics are quite a lot like Monaco, which is a race that is special for a couple of reasons, not least because I finished in the points there," Bianchi said. "With so many similarities, this is a circuit that also gives me a good feeling.

"Last year the race did not pan out so well for me, but we learned a great deal and I hope we can bring that experience together to achieve a good result this year. Our car should work well here with all the corners, and as it is often an eventful race, we will be fighting to take advantage of every opportunity."