Sergio Perez is hoping for a change of fortune in Canada after a run of bad luck that includes three near-misses.
Perez has failed to score a single World Championship point since bagging 18 through his runner-up result in March's Malaysian Grand Prix.
He has, however, come close on three occasions, finishing P11, prompting the Sauber driver to claim that he's having a run of bad luck.
"I think at times in recent races we have been very unlucky, but the pace is there as my lap times during the Monaco race clearly proved," he said.
The Mexican driver, though, is chasing a change of fortune as he prepares for his first Canadian Grand Prix. Last year he missed out as he was still suffering the effects of the concussion he sustained in a qualifying accident in Monaco.
"It will be my first Canadian Grand Prix, as last year I only did a few laps in the first free practice before I realised I did not feel well enough to drive," he said.
"I felt very dizzy in the car which was a consequence of last year's Monaco accident."
He added: "I'm looking forward to doing a good job in Canada and scoring as many points as possible. It is a fast and fluid circuit on which you are often close to the wall - challenging and exciting."