Jazeman Jaafar admits he has "settled in well" at his new team, ISR following a move from Carlin earlier this year.

The Malaysian, who put in an impressive showing at pre-season testing last month, will begin his second consecutive Formula Renault 3.5 title charge in Monza this weekend. Speaking just before his race d?but with the Czech outfit, he noted the positive atmosphere at his new team, who can boast Sergey Sirotkin and Sam Bird amongst their notable alumni.

"We've gelled together very quickly and we all have the same motivation and expectations", he said. "It will be our first race weekend at Monza but that doesn't worry me as I feel so at home with the team", he continued.

The PETRONAS Talent Programme driver referenced his consistent testing campaigns with ISR and the motivation this brings as he makes his way to Monza.

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"We had some good results in testing and now we just need to keep this high level of performance into the race weekends", he said.

"We've had a better preparation than last year as there were reliability issues then which hampered some running. My confidence level is better as well", he continued, noting his inconsistent season with Carlin.

Jaafar finished third at the F1 support race in Monaco to obtain his sole podium of the season. Despite this, he would sit down in seventeenth place in the overall standings. The twenty-one-year-old, he insists, is aiming for more and will need to rely on consistency if he is to match the success of Kevin Magnussen in his second FR3.5 season.

"I'm going out there to get a win or a podium but I'm also very aware that it's a long season and that every point is crucial. I need to be accruing plenty of points every race weekend", he adds.

"Obviously I have a year's worth of World Series experience, as well as the time to plan, a strong test programme and a clearer picture for this year", he concluded.

Nigel Melker completed testing duties last month in the second ISR model however this seat remains vacant for the first race weekend. Jaafar's previous team, Carlin has been under some financial strain in recent months and will be miss the season opener in Monza.