Felipe Massa is aiming to have the best race of his season so far in Bahrain, insisting his performance in China was a step forward.
Although the Brazilian finished in 13th position in Shanghai, he was just some five seconds behind Ferrari team-mate Fernando Alonso at the chequered flag, having struggled to match the Spaniard in the opening two events.
Now Massa, who is yet to score a point this year, is hoping to continue making progress this weekend.
"I want to have a good race here, the best of the season so far. So I'm just looking forward to having a nice race weekend, score good points and working for now on to have a better race all the time."
When asked if he had made progress in China compared to the first two races, he said: "Yes, definitely. Even if the result in the end was not very satisfying for the team.
"It was a long race in terms of race pace. In terms of qualifying everything was normal. For sure it was a much different race in Shanghai compared to the first two."