Kimi Raikkonen believes the track surface at Montreal should suit the super-soft Pirelli tyres in the Canadian Grand Prix this weekend.
Despite struggling in Monaco, eventually finishing in ninth position, the Finn is confident that Lotus can overcome the setup issues that blighted his weekend and return to form in Canada.
"The surface is quite smooth so it won't be so hard for the rear tyres. I don't think it will be the easiest thing because the tires are pretty soft," he said.
He conceded that Lotus will need to do better in Canada if Raikkonen is to fulfil his and the team's potential.
"We will try to do things slightly better than before and to get the maximum out of the car, I have to drive as well as I can and hopefully then we will be faster," said Raikkonen.
However, the 32-year-old says that Lotus will not be the only team with setup issues in Canada and that the driver has a key role to play in managing the tires during the race.
"We are probably not the only people to have those, so I think if everybody would know how to fix them then it sounds a simple thing, but it is difficult to get exactly the tires working and different teams have had different problems in different races," he said.
"If you go faster then you will pay a bigger price in the long run so you have to know when to pace yourself and if you are a good driver then you should know," he added.