Timo Glock says it was an easy decision for him to commit himself to Marussia Virgin Racing for the next three years, despite the team's early struggles in Formula 1.
The German announced ahead of the German Grand Prix that he has signed a long-term deal to remain at his current team, with the contract set to run through until the end of 2014.
Although the length of his commitment rules him out of contention for prize seats elsewhere, Glock says he never thought of anything else but making a success of his decision to join Virgin.
"The possibilities we have now are quite positive," Glock said, referring to the recent technical partnership that Virgin has struck up with McLaren. "For me the decision was quite easy and I want to have some good times with the team. We have to find a way to be in the midfield next year, and regular points maybe. That is what we have to have for next year – and it will be hard work."
Glock has conceded that things have not always been rosy at Virgin Racing, especially with its car having not been as competitive as it hoped, but he insists he never lost faith in the project.
"I was frustrated, as was everyone else at the team, at certain moments last year," he explained. "But for me that takes two to three hours to subside and then I reset my head again for the next weekend.
"For some reason everyone has asked me this weekend how I can still be motivated fighting for P20 at the moment. For me I jump in the car and I just enjoy what I'm doing, F1 was my goal and I am just enjoying every time I jump in there and fighting as hard as possible until the last lap.
"It doesn't matter whether I'm fighting for a podium or P20. That's how I was motivated last year and this year. I set my target for a weekend, and I just want to get more than 100% out of the package we have at the moment, and that's what I am doing."