Daniel Ricciardo admits that he is having to make a compromise as he continues to learn and develop his confidence at McLaren.
The Australian is still adjusting to his new team after making the switch from Renault. Whilst he is trying to work on his own areas for improvement, Ricciardo is balancing this with also giving the team honest feedback on the car so that it can be better suited to his style.
"I think with the car, there's certainly things that I'm trying to adapt a little bit to suit the car at the moment," Ricciardo told RacingNews365.com and other select media. "So I'm still working on some areas where I can improve, let's say, with what I've got.
"But I'm also not being steered away from the feedback I need to give to, let's say, help the car as well and try to give the team the info that they can then obviously design or build the car that then suits, let's say, my driving style and maybe work to my strengths.
"Obviously it's a bit of a compromise for now and trying to do what I can with what we got, and obviously learn there, but then keep feeding them information to improve, let's say, the overall package.
"So yeah, it's definitely a two-way street for now, but obviously the car is not going to change overnight, and there's things which I'm working on there."
With the upcoming French Grand Prix kicking off a triple-header on the calendar - with two races at Austria's Red Bull Ring to follow - Ricciardo is hopeful that it will provide a good opportunity to keep on adjusting and learning.
"I think having three weekends in a row, it's honestly beneficial I think for all of us, because you're able to stay in the rhythm and to learn so much in the space of three weeks," the Australian explained.
"And obviously, I think more so maybe for me now, to just keep getting feeling and confidence with the car, so I'm really excited for this. I think it's a good time to have a triple-header."