Sebastian Vettel is determined to come back stronger at the next two races, saying Red Bull "should be in good shape".
Unlike in 2011 when he started the season with two pole positions and two race wins, the German has found life much tougher so far this campaign as he is yet to make it onto the second row of the grid, let alone the front.
Although he finished P2 in Australia he was well off the pace of winner Jenson Button while in Malaysia he finished P11 after a collision with HRT's Narain Karthikeyan during the latter stages of the race.
Red Bull, though, are determined to bounce back at the next two races in China and Bahrain and Vettel is upbeat about their chances.
"I'm confident for the next two races," the two-time World Champion is quoted as saying by AFP.
"We had a good race in Australia and in Malaysia it was a bit chaotic.
"It's a shame I didn't get a point in Malaysia."
He added: "There are a lot of races to come and we should be in good shape.
"Today I had a couple of hours in our simulator in order to prepare for China and Bahrain. However, we have to prove it on the circuits themselves."