The Manor Formula One insists it will compete in the Malaysian Grand Prix next week.
Manor did not turn a wheel in the season-opening race in Australia, leading to an investigation by the FIA, which cleared the team of any wrongdoing.
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone, however, said on Monday that Manor had "zero" intention of racing in Melbourne, and that the team would have to pay for the freight itself for not having competed.
But team boss John Booth says his team's situation will be completely different when it gets to Sepang next week, and he has no doubts that Manor will be running from the start of practice on Friday.
"We're in a massively different place now than where we were at the start of last week," Booth told the Press Association.
"The progress was colossal, just not quite enough, but now we'll get to Malaysia on Monday, start setting up at the circuit on Tuesday, and for sure we'll be ready to run on Friday."