Pierre Gasly has claimed he is 'mentally prepared' for "any possible scenario" after AlphaTauri launched the AT03.
F1 has entered a new era this year with a different set of technical regulations that focus on the generation of downforce through ground-0effect technology in a bid to create closer racing.
With a blank sheet of paper to work with, it will only become clear to teams and drivers where they stand compared to the opposition when pre-season testing begins on February 23.
"My approach will be the same as the one I adopted last year," explained Gasly.
"I will be trying to build on the run I had of very good results and to continue to be on top of my game with the car I have.
"I really hope that this is a year when I can fight at the very front, to finish regularly in the top five and even higher if the car is good enough for that.
"We must be prepared to deal with whatever situations arise. So, mentally I've prepared myself to deal with any possible scenario and personally, I will be pushing the team to always do its best."
Gasly concedes difficulty of 2022 expectations
With the all-new regulations, teams across the paddock are hopeful of improving their position in the pecking order.
This, obviously, will not be possible for all 10 teams and Gasly has conceded it is "difficult" for drivers to know what to expect before driving the cars.
"It will be a big challenge for the teams to work out how to build the best car possible to comply with the new regulations," added Gasly.
"I hope that it works really well for us. I have no doubts about our team's abilities and, as of now, they are quite pleased with the work they have done.
"Like everyone, they've been working on it for many months now, but it's difficult to have an idea of what we can expect until the car goes out on track in Barcelona for the first time.
"Then we will get an idea of how the car behaves and how we look compared to the others. I'm sure this season will be full of surprises."