Romain Grosjean is one of the most experienced drivers on the grid now, entering his ninth consecutive season in the sport, and his fourth with Haas.
With his previous team, Lotus, Grosjean managed to score ten podium finishes, and may be targeting more this season, but for now he is concentrating on targeting a good result in Melbourne next week.
He said: "I believe we’re now ready to attack the first race in Australia. Obviously, there’s always more and more you want to do, but then it’s becoming circuit-specific.
"Now it’s about getting the baseline setup in Melbourne and then fine tuning for Bahrain, China and so on."
Grosjean also spoke about the good feeling he has about the new car this season, saying: "It’s very sexy. It’s a beautiful car. It handles very well.
"The feeling in the car is better than it was last year. I think the team has done a really good job on its understanding of the new front wing and getting ready for the season to start.
"I’m really looking forward to driving the car on different kinds of circuits."