Sebastien Buemi is hoping his Toro Rosso team will be able to perform better in the upcoming races after a series a disappointing results.
Buemi finished the Italian Grand Prix in 13th position, although he was classified as retired after failing to cross the finish line, having followed the safety car into the pitlane on the final lap of the race.
The Swiss driver, whose team has not scored any points since the Monaco Grand Prix, is hopeful the upcoming circuits will help Toro Rosso raise its game.
"Starting from the back, the race is never easy, but I feel my laptimes were good and consistent, especially in the second stint, so I am reasonably happy," said Buemi.
"From now on, we go to tracks that are a bit slower and more technical than here, running with more downforce. Let's see if that works better for us. Some teams have made good progress recently, so we must see if we can manage to close the gap.
Team-mate Jaime Alguersuari retired from the Monza race with a gearbox problem to complete a difficult weekend for him.
"I started from the pits, so at least I kept out of the trouble on the opening lap," he said. "After that my race was going okay and I was up behind Buemi. But then I had a gearbox problem which caused my retirement.
"I'd also had some other troubles on Friday and when a weekend starts badly it often ends badly. I'm very disappointed not to finish, as it is very important for me to do as many kilometres in the car as possible."