Renault will race a prototype front-wing it trialled on Kevin Magnussen's car during practice for the Australian Grand Prix at the next round in Bahrain in a weeks time.
The Enstone outfit narrowly missed out on its first points in Melbourne as it finished 11th and 12th, and is therefore hoping to close the gap in Bahrain to allow it to finish in the top ten.
To achieve that, the team will bring minor upgrades to the race – the biggest of which is a front-wing previously tested by Magnussen which, according to Bob Bell, "lived up to expectations".
"In the first half of the year, we will concentrate on the engine and have a normal development programme for the chassis," he explained. "We will have the standard aero developments from race to race, as everyone will do, then have the complex mechanical items that will come through when we get into the European testing programme.
"We brought a prototype front wing to Melbourne that Kevin used and it appears to have lived up to expectations, so it will be on both cars in Bahrain.
"We would like to repeat the form we saw in Australia, and maybe sneak into the tail end of the points if we can."
Bell is confident the team can climb the order in the opening races as he hasn't identified any major weakness, therefore the team's attention can be focussed on developing the car.
"I don't think we've seen anything at Barcelona or Melbourne that is worrying," he added. "Barcelona is pretty indicative of standard aero levels and mechanical grip, so we haven't seen anything that concerns us for the major tracks."