Monaco resident Paul di Resta is hopeful of driving "the perfect car" around the place he calls home these days.
Di Resta has endured a mixed start to the season, finishing in the points in three of the five grands prix to date in a Force India the team had hoped would propel them forward from last year.
But after claiming sixth in the constructors' championship, the team's highest finish, Vijay Mallya's Silverstone-based marque find themselves struggling to make an impact this term.
Around the streets of Monte Carlo this weekend, where Di Resta often pounds out the miles on his bike in training, the Scot is at least grateful to be living just around the corner.
"The Monaco Grand Prix is probably the highlight of the year and the race every driver wants to win," said the 26-year-old.
"It's always a really busy weekend. The grandstands are packed, the yachts are in the harbour and everybody is looking for the best view.
"When the weather is nice it really helps make for an electric atmosphere.
"It's where I live now and it's interesting to see how much busier Monaco gets when the race comes to town.
"But it's really nice to go home each night, sleep in your own bed and enjoy your own space.
"Also, I will have a lot of family and friends around me who come down to watch the race."
No matter the support behind the scenes over the next few days, it is on the track where Di Resta knows it all counts.
Force India's planned progress with their car in the Spanish Grand Prix 10 days ago failed to materialise as the upgrades did not work out as planned.
That has added to the pressure on the team to give Di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg a car that can challenge.
However, Monaco is one of those circuits where a driver can make a difference, as Di Resta acknowledges.
"It's a circuit that's all about confidence and commitment, and you need to build up your speed through the weekend to extract the maximum lap time," added Di Resta.
"There are some great corners, such as Casino Square where you arrive at 185mph and brake as you turn into a blind corner.
"Then there's the slowest corner of the year, the hairpin, taken in first gear using maximum steering lock.
"For the end of the lap through the swimming pool you really feel the downforce and you need a car that can ride the bumps and kerbs.
"It's a real challenge for drivers and engineers to get the perfect car."