Kimi Raikkonen is adamant Lotus has what it takes to win grands prix, although stopped short of predicting success in Montreal.
Six races into his comeback season Raikkonen has already taken to the podium on two occasions, finishing second in Bahrain and third in Spain.
And although the 2007 World Champ's results slumped in Monaco, he is confident that a race win is around the corner.
"We've been quick everywhere and we've been on the podium," Raikkonen said. "It's difficult to get everything exactly right at the right time, which is what you have to do to win a grand prix.
"I've won races with other teams and I have a good feeling that Lotus are capable of strong results. Our day will come."
Asked specifically about his chances at the next grand prix in Canada, the Finn said: "We've been competitive in most places and we expect the same there, but like always it's easier to say after the first day of running.
"It's an interesting place. Qualifying is important, but not essential to get a good result as there are a few places to overtake.
"To do well in Canada the car needs to be good under braking because it's very tough on brakes at this circuit. You also make use of the kerbs and our car has been pretty good in this area.
"It's also a circuit with different track surfaces and sometimes the surface itself can change over the course of the race weekend. This is interesting as it means different grip levels, so another challenge there."
But another thing Raikkonen needs to be competitive is to solving the steering problems that blighted his Monaco Grand Prix weekend.
Explaining the issue, he said: "We tried something different for the special challenge of Monaco and it didn't work for me.
"It's impossible to test how something will work at Monaco without going to Monaco. We're not allowed open testing and the roads would be too busy for a Formula 1 car anyway.
"I'm happy with the basic setup, though it's still an area I'm working on with the team."