A frustrated Lewis Hamilton says he's doing the best job possible, however, things just keep going wrong at McLaren.
With contract talks believed to be starting up around July and McLaren ready to put a £60million deal on the table, the team may want to cut out their errors if they hope to persuade their 2008 World Champ to re-sign.
"I feel like I'm in the best place I've ever been," the 27-year-old told The Telegraph. "I'm not making mistakes and it feels great.
"But we haven't had a grand prix weekend where something hasn't gone wrong."
This last time round in Monaco, where Hamilton finished fifth, those errors included yet another tardy pit stop as well as a clutch issue.
Speaking immediately after the grand prix, the Brit said that his start was "one of worst I've had in a long time" while later that evening he explained that it was due to following his "team's advice" to change to his clutch settings on the formation lap.
"My plan was to jump (Nico) Rosberg and challenge (Webber) for the lead," Hamilton said.
"I took the team's advice - I have to rely on them - and let the clutch out and it just didn't go. There was no torque, no drive.
"I said to them afterwards 'we can't have everyone else making great starts and us not'. I was lucky not to lose third."
He did, however, lose it later in the grand prix as both Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel were able to jump ahead in the pit stops after yet another tardy tyre change from McLaren.
"I don't know how long my pit stop was, but I lost quite a lot of time.
"I just wasn't able to really keep up with Alonso, and Sebastian got me through his pit stop and then it didn't seem possible to overtake."
The Brit issued a warning to his McLaren team, saying: "I think the team have definitely got some work to do because we are falling behind race by race. The others are picking up some serious pace.
"If we're not lucky then it will fall away from us."
Hamilton dropped to fourth after Monaco as he now trails new Championship leader Alonso by 13 points. McLaren are 38 behind Red Bull in the race for the Constructors' title.