Scotland's Paul Di Resta has admitted that he couldn't have imagined in advance that he would score points in his first two races in Formula One.
But the 24 year-old rookie has now upped his goals for the rest of the campaign, which continues in China this weekend.
Di Resta has finished 10th in both events thus far, in Australia and Malaysia, but it is the fashion in which he has beaten his Force India teammate, Adrian Sutil, in the majority of their battles, which has impressed so many observers on the circuit.
"I went in with an open mind, but we've exceeded what we thought we were going to do," said the Bathgate driver.
"I wouldn't say I am surprised, but I am definitely feeling good about it and we'll stay focused on that.
"Adrian is fast, I am learning off him, so it is not going to be easy [to keep beating the German]. He is very fast at the moment, and i will continue to try and learn off him, but it is not always going to go my way."
However, Di Resta told Autosport magazine that he was still getting to grips with aspects of his new lifestyle and that mastering F1 remained a huge challenge.
"At certain points I am struggling, I'm not going to deny it. I am still finding it difficult, but I am a point where it is putting me through my paces," said Di Resta.
"Hopefully, through time, it will get better. I am also working with two compounds, which I have never done in any other series."
Yet, whilst he is on a significant learning curve, Di Resta has alraedy shown that he has the technique and temperament to cope with the pressure.