Anthony Davidson says his new Super Aguri team can challenge for points in next season's F1 championship.
Davidson believe Aguri can make their mark next year
The team began its first campaign with old Arrows cars but should have a more competitive package for 2007.
"The ultimate goal has to be scoring points and I believe that this is a realistic aim," said Davidson, who will drive alongside Takuma Sato.
The 27-year-old Briton added: "Hopefully, we will push everybody on to bigger and better things."
Davidson landed a racing seat with the Japanese outfit after three years as a test driver with BAR/Honda.
"By the end of the year I hope to be pushing Taku really hard and hopefully we will be in a competitive environment with our car," he said.
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Davidson competed against Sato in British Formula Three and was his team-mate as test driver at BAR Honda.
"It will feel a bit strange but it will be a fun year - we get on really well and we know each other's strengths and weaknesses," he said.
Davidson has failed to finish in any of his three F1 races to date, and admits he will be on a steep learning curve as a race driver.
"Testing is one thing, but racing is another," he said. "You can do the lap times in testing, but it is very difficult to do it in the race.
"I haven't finished one yet due to various circumstances, so my first objective is to finish my first race with the team in Melbourne and then go from there."
The new F1 season begins in Australia on 18 March.