Bruno Senna feels his "time will come" following Williams team-mate Pastor Maldonado's success in Barcelona.
While the Brazilian started 17th on the grid at the Circuit de Catalunya and crashed out, Maldonado claimed his maiden win from pole and also helped the team to secure their first grand prix victory since 2004 in the process.
Although his DNF in Spain was not his fault, Senna is under pressure to turn things around and he hopes he will be successful on the streets of Monte Carlo this weekend.
"It's very encouraging to go to Monaco with a car that has just won a race," he said.
"I'm pleased for Pastor. It was a brilliant win after the hardest of years for the team last year, and it was great to see people with big smiles on their faces.
"But as we've seen in F1 this year, we've had five different teams, five different drivers winning five different races.
"So it doesn't mean the car is going to be a race-winner in Monaco, but I really hope it is - and that this time it's going to be the other one.
"I think my time will come. I have taken my time to learn. I can't expect to nail everything every race, but it's a very exciting time to be with this team.
"But first let's get to Monaco, do Thursday practice and wait and see."
Senna's race in Spain came to a halt when Michael Schumacher drove into the back of his FW30. The German called him "an idiot" over the team radio after the incident, but was later slapped with a five-place grid penalty for causing the accident.
"He was coming with much newer rubber, at a faster pace and had to overtake me at all cost, but he probably misjudged my braking point," the 28-year-old said.
"I left him enough space on the right and left for him to make a move if he had wanted to, but he braked quite late and he just hit me.
"I don't care what he called me. It doesn't make any difference to me. It's his opinion.
"I'm sure many drivers have very strong opinions about people when they have an incident, but I wasn't too bothered about it."