Fernando Alonso admits that McLaren-Honda are going through a "very challenging time", but he is hoping it won't be long before they fight for wins.
The two-time World Champion returned to McLaren this season after five frustrating years with Ferrari, but his homecoming coupled with the return of Honda as their engine supplier haven't been the smoothest so far.
Both Alonso and Honda have tremendous pedigree and the Spaniard hopes they will soon be able to challenge for victories.
"This is a very challenging time for all of us in trying to succeed with this project, but I am very excited to be part of the McLaren-Honda family after many years in F1," he said.
"We will be ready for some victories, hopefully soon."
Speaking during a Honda press conference in Tokyo, Alonso revealed that he has "fresh adrenaline".
"We just completed the first test in Jerez so we are very happy to part of this new era with the new McLaren-Honda partnership. I was very proud to be the first one in the car on the first day. It is a very challenging time for us with this new project but I'm very excited," he said.
"After many years in F1 I feel new motivation and the fresh adrenaline of fighting with the best possible team. My message for the fans is to support us and enjoy the season as we will do our best and be ready to take victories soon."