Midland MF1 driver, Tiago Monteiro has set his sights on getting a 'good' race result this Sunday at the French GP.

Monteiro is eager to reward the team after confirmation the M16 will get an number of upgrades for this weekend's event at Magny-Cours, as the Silverstone-based squad look to score their first points of the season. To date this year, while Monteiro has managed to finish eight of the ten races, the results haven't been especially good, his best finish a twelfth place at the European GP back in May. He knows the Magny-Cours track well though and is eager to capitalise on that this weekend.

"I like the track at Magny-Cours. I raced there quite a bit while I was competing in France in the lower categories, so I want to be able to take advantage of that experience," he confirmed.

"It will also be nice for me to see some friends and old sponsors I was close to when I was living there. The team has been working really hard to introduce some new parts for the car, so we need to recompense them with a good finish. We've had some competitive performances that haven't yet translated into good race results, so I really want to keep pushing hard to score the first points for Midland this year!"

Christijan Albers meanwhile tested the updates to the M16 last week at Silverstone and was generally pleased with the results. Furthermore while he isn't so fond of Magny-Cours and didn't enjoy a good race last year with Minardi, he remains upbeat after a relatively strong qualifying performance two weeks ago at the USGP.

"Last year's race at Magny-Cours left a huge impact on me. Literally! Due to technical problems, I lost the car, crashing it at over 200 km/h. That was my first big shunt in Formula 1, but at least it showed me how safe F1 cars are these days," he added. "This year, I'm planning on finishing the race and I hope we can build on the qualifying result we achieved in the USA. It's great to be back in Europe, and especially France. This country loves Formula 1, so I hope it will be a good show for the fans and for our team."