Daniel Ricciardo has had an inauspicious start to life as a McLaren driver, consistently running down the grid behind teammate Lando Norris and being ordered to let the younger driver pass him at Imola.
The Australian driver made up for a poor qualifying in Portugal, where he started the race in 16th, to climb back up the order and score points with a ninth place finish, but is looking to push on at this weekend's race in Barcelona.
In a statement ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix, Ricciardo said he was looking forward to being able to push his McLaren at a track all teams are familiar with.
“I’m really looking forward to getting back on track in Spain. Having been to two unique circuits in Imola and Portimão, it’ll be good to get some laps in on a circuit I know really well," he said.
"All the teams do so much testing at Barcelona, so we pretty much know what to expect right out of the box. Having so much familiarity with the circuit and the high levels of grip should mean I can really push the car and not have too many other factors to worry about.
"I’m feeling more and more comfortable with every race distance, so I’m really excited to see what we can do in the next few races.”