Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya has called on everyone in the team to raise their game as he targets a place on the podium to match their rivals.
Mallya feels the Silverstone-based marque disappointingly fell short of their targets in the recent Canadian Grand Prix, with drivers Paul di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg trailing home 11th and 12th.
Mallya believes more must be done if he is to see Force India match the likes of Sauber and Williams who have already achieved top-three finishes this season.
"Canada showed again Formula One is hard to predict at the moment," said Mallya, ahead of this weekend's European Grand Prix in Valencia.
"It's seriously competitive with seven different winners in seven races, all of which is great for the sport - I would certainly go along with that.
"But while it's hard to predict, we still need to lift our game, especially if we want to target fifth or sixth in the constructors' championship.
"Yes, we've had one of our best starts to a season ever in terms of points scored, but the teams around us have also performed exceptionally well.
"The teams we have been comparable with in the past few years like Sauber and Williams have been on the podium, and I'm sure our time will come, as long as we get things right.
"It's something we need to do sooner rather than later because we are quickly approaching the midway point of the season.
"I hope we can recapture our form in Valencia, return to the points and demonstrate our potential."