With Racing Point and Toro Rosso on the tails of Renault, the French team will want to see out their current fifth place in the Constructors' Championship with only two races to go. Prost is remaining focused on the job at hand but he is still targeting putting more pressure on McLaren.
"It’s not over but we are more confident for sure," Prost told Motorsport.com.
"After what happened when we lost the points in Japan – it makes quite a big difference, because it’s not only losing points, it gave more points to the others. So we really deserved to be where we are.
"At least at the end of the season we need to show something, because it’s good for the morale of the people. We have had a very tough season.
"We have been good most of the time for the second part of the season in races, but sometimes you have accidents at the first corner or whatever.
"With a little bit of luck we can fight more with McLaren."