The 27-year-old told Sky Sports News: "Given the weekend in Bahrain, if we can unleash the car's potential we can get on the podium. In Bahrain, if we'd just been a little bit quicker we would have achieved it.
"Here suits our car a bit better but that doesn't mean we're going to get straight on the podium. It's hard work. Reading the conditions is key; we have to make sure we don't make any mistakes in qualifying and put ourselves in the best position for Sunday.
"It could be a big opportunity for us. As I've said, the speed is showing well. As long as we can maintain that then we'll have high hopes."
The Scot has already won 28 points during the opening six races of the season.