Alex Albon heads to Imola keen to build on the momentum gained by his incredible points score at the Australian Grand Prix.
Albon completed 57 of the 58 laps at Albert Park before stopping to change off his hard compound Pirelli tyres but managed to remain inside the top 10 to secure a vital world championship point.
The score left Aston Martin alone as the only team yet to register on the constructors' table.
"We had a great race out in Melbourne and the team did an incredible job with the strategy, so hopefully we can use that momentum to keep pushing this weekend," said Albon.
"It's my first time competing in the Sprint event format, so I'm looking forward to the slightly different approach to the weekend and both the challenges and opportunities it will bring.
"Historically the team have gone quite well at Imola, so we'll get our heads down and see what we can do."
F1 Sprint an "additional challenge"
Nicholas Latifi has endured a difficult start to the season with crashes in Saudi Arabia and Australia.
But the Canadian is eager for the return of the Sprint format this weekend and explained: "I'm looking forward to that format and the opportunities it offers.
"It also provides an additional challenge for the teams, which will be even more interesting whilst we are still learning about these new cars.
"The Emilia Romagna track is one that has tended to suit our car in previous years and it's certainly one that I enjoy driving; a real old school circuit with a lot of great corners and kerbs."