Jenson Button has every confidence the tide will turn and he will again be "scoring good points" as he attempts to prevent his title challenge falling by the wayside.
Button has floundered of late, collecting a mere two points from his last three races to fall 31 behind Ferrari's Fernando Alonso in the championship standings.
It means the pressure is on the 32-year-old and his McLaren team to produce in this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix, a race in which he conjured arguably his greatest victory 12 months ago.
A failure to understand the Pirelli tyres has proved his undoing, notably in qualifying in the last two races in Spain and Monaco.
That has resulted in lowly grid slots, leaving Button with his back up against a wall before the race has started.
"The last three races have been a little more difficult, and some of it has been (because of) Saturday afternoon (qualifying), but not all of it," said Button.
"When you put yourself in a difficult position in qualifying you can either get unlucky or lucky at turn one, especially around a place like Monaco, and obviously we got very unlucky.
"It just hasn't really fallen into place.
"It's also a very competitive season in F1 and I think if you do have a mistake or something goes wrong where you don't have luck on your side you can be outside the points, or scoring small points.
"In previous years that would be a shock really, to be scoring two or three points in a grand prix when you're driving for McLaren, but this season is very different.
"If you look at the history in the sport, there are big teams, but this season you wouldn't pick out McLaren, Ferrari and Red Bull as being the big teams in the sport.
"It's massively competitive, and it just hasn't gone my way and the team's way over the last few races, but that will turn round and we will be back scoring good points."
Button is aware he needs to put in a performance at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve to remain firmly amongst the title challengers.
Aware he cannot afford another wretched weekend, Button said: "In the last three races I've retired twice and scored two points in the other. They haven't been my finest weekends.
"So yes, I need to score some good points this weekend to get it back on track.
"We all come here hoping for a victory, aiming for a victory, but as we've seen for most of the season, just being consistently in double figures in terms of points is key to fighting at the front this year.
"So I'm looking forward to getting out there and seeing what we've got to play with."