Jenson Button is "optimistic" he will find a solution to the the balance issues that have cost him dearly in recent weeks.
The McLaren driver, known for his smooth driving style, has struggled of late to get the most out of his Pirelli tyres.
Complaining of a general lack of grip in the wake of the Spanish GP, Button admitted that it was "not an overnight fix, which is worrying."
A few days later, though, and the Brit is a lot more hopeful about resolving his issues at next weekend's Monaco Grand Prix.
"This year, we'll be running Pirelli's supersoft compound for the first time - which should be interesting," he said.
"And while our car isn't especially suited to the tighter confines of a track like Monaco, I'm optimistic of getting on top of the balance issues that have affected me for the past two races.
"It's going to be a fantastic weekend."
And one Button is hoping to finish first as he looks to continue McLaren's love affair with the prestigious grand prix.
"My win at Monaco in 2009 remains one of my favourite victories in Formula 1," he said.
"Monte Carlo is a place where every driver wants to win, but achieving it is so satisfying because you know you've conquered one of the toughest circuits in motorsport.
"Winning the Monaco Grand Prix will always be really special.
"I remember last year having a fantastic car beneath me and feeling really confident that I could challenge for the win.
"As it happened, circumstances beyond our control worked to pull that opportunity away from us, but I go back to Monte Carlo with a little bit of unfinished business.
"I'd love to win for McLaren, the team has a great history around Monaco and I'd love to add my name to McLaren's Monaco winners' list."