Fernando Alonso said he would be able to take advantage of the qualifying rounds in Melbourne or if the race is in the rain.
McLaren is believed to have one of the best chassis in the grid and the team is performing well in races where the rain is often effective.
This weekend there is a chance of rain for both Saturday and Sunday, and Alonso thinks it will boost McLaren's chances in case of rain.
"We know we can be competitive on wet grounds, and if we look at the estimates made for the moment, it's expected to rain on the weekend and we have to keep that in mind," Alonso answered the media inquiries in Melbourne on Thursday.
"If it rains, the situation will be unpredictable, in order to be on the right tires at the right time, we may need the right strategy and some luck."
"If it rains, you have to pass through the transition tires to the rain tires or vice versa." There are many factors to consider. Of course, this can be nice, hopefully rainy races will be ours for the season. said.
"I think so, we have a very productive chassis, and if we come to the Renault side, I think we are very prepared for the winter, so we can keep up with the three engine rules," Alonso said.
"We know Red Bull is in the lead group with the same engine, but we will see what happens during the season, everyone has a certain expectation, and we think that two or three teams will compete for the championship, but only one person can win at the end of the day."
"It's no secret that we are behind the Mercedes, Ferrari, and Red Bull, and we have to be developed over the course of the season and be there in a few races or maybe in the second half, we have to do it."
"If you look at 2012, then I was not in this group, but I competed for the championship until the last race and we will see what happens."
Spanish spoke about the increase in fuel consumption in the past weeks: "It does not really have much effect, it's not a very important factor, everything will be the same as in previous years."