Will Stevens says he has no doubts that he will get to compete in this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix with Manor after being forced to miss the Australian and Malaysian races.

After software issues ruled both Manor's out of the Australian opener, fuel system issues in Malaysia would prevent Stevens from getting out in qualifying or the race.

Coming to the third round having only completed a handful of laps in the Ferrari-powered car during free practice, the Englishman is certain he will be on the starting grid come Sunday.

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"We came into this year knowing the first few races would be difficult," he said. "I want to be out in qualifying and racing, and if I'm not then I'm going to be disappointed and frustrated. My job is to race, which is what I want to be doing.

"I understand everything that has gone on. It's great the team are back and I understand the effort that has gone into that. It's not as if I'm sitting here not understanding what everyone has had to go through.

"I'm part of the team and I need to understand everything that is going on. As I do, it makes it easier to get through.

"Gremlins creep up and you have to figure out what they are and move on from there. That's what we've done and we're as sure as we can be this weekend we should be running smoothly."