Lando Norris believes this weekend's Monaco GP could throw up some challenges and that McLaren need to be at their best if they want to have a strong points haul on Sunday.
Norris is fourth in the drivers' standings following an excellent start to the season including a podium at Imola. He was outpaced for the first time by teammate Daniel Ricciardo last time out in Spain and is looking to bounce back at the Principality.
"It’s been a strong start to the season for me personally, but also for the team," Norris told the press. "We’re working hard to extract every bit of performance we can.
"We know that Monaco is going to be a tricky weekend, with so much riding on qualifying, but we’ll be working hard to start the weekend well on Thursday and score some decent points come Sunday.”
For Monaco, McLaren will paint their cars in a livery which is an updated version of an iconic and historic design made famous by their fuel and lubricants partner, Gulf Oil.
The Gulf colours are synonymous with Porsche and Ford at Le Mans in the 1960s and 1970s whilst McLaren raced the iconic livery in the mid-1990s. Norris and Ricciardo will also race with one-off helmet designs and race suits this weekend.
"Monaco is an awesome track with a lot of history, and one of the most challenging circuits in Formula 1," said Norris. "It’s also really cool to be racing there in Gulf colours and to be writing history with the team.
"The blue and the orange work really well together on a race car and I think the fans are going to love seeing it racing around the streets of Monaco."