McLaren currently find themselves ahead of Ferrari in the fight for third in the Constructors' Championship, however team principal Andreas Seidl is hoping Daniel Ricciardo can add to their tally on a more regular basis.
So far things haven't exactly gone to plan for the Australian, who joined the team from Renault prior to the start of the season. Ricciardo has been outscored by 52 points by teammate Lando Norris, and with the Australian finishing outside the points at the Styrian GP, Seidl is hoping things will turn around this weekend in Austria.
"Of course he [Ricciardo] was disappointed he couldn't continue the good development of the last few races," Seidl told Auto Motor und Sport about Ricciardo's performance in the Styrian GP. "Just like us, he didn't expect to have to fight like that in qualifying.
"The fact that we are now driving on the same track again is perfect for his learning process. We can check whether we have drawn the right conclusions.
"Given the battle we are in, both cars have to score points every weekend."
Ricciardo had a problem with his Mercedes engine in the early part of the Styrian GP, losing four positions on track due to a sudden loss of power.
"We have to investigate this in detail with our colleagues from Mercedes," Seidl added. "As I understand it, it had nothing to do with the temperatures."