McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl has revealed that the team will continue to develop this year's machine in June following Lando Norris' second podium of the year at the Monaco GP.
Seidl feels that the MCL35M is an all-round car which bodes well for the rest of the season if they want to retain their two-point lead over Ferrari in the Constructors' Championship.
"It looks like we have a car that is competitive on all kinds of tracks which I think gives puts us in a good position to keep fight for third place this year against a very strong Ferrari and that's encouraging," Seidl told RacingNews365.com and other select members of the press.
"We will keep developing this year's car. We are still planning to bring upgrades in the next races as well to make sure we stay ahead of Ferrari."
Seidl thinks that Norris' podium coupled with Charles Leclerc's failure to start the Monaco GP was a great outcome for the team.
Ferrari were the pace setters alongside Max Verstappen for much of the weekend whilst McLaren appeared to have the fourth best car. Leclerc's driveshaft failure was a stroke of luck for McLaren according to Seidl.
"For the championship, how the other race played out was obviously a good outcome for us," said Seidl. "Seeing the strong pace Ferrari had in practice and qualifying, there was a high risk to lose a lot of points to them.
"We benefited from the bad luck that Charles had but it's important to always be there when opportunities are there and that's what we managed to do with a flying Lando. We definitely didn't expect that in terms of pace, that we could be so close to Mercedes, Red Bull and Ferrari."