Mark Webber says his motivation remains as high as ever and he is seeking an even stronger tilt at the World Championship in 2010.
The Australian scored his first two Formula 1 victories this year – in Germany and Brazil – and went on to finish in fourth place in the standings.
"My motivation is very high, which is the key," Webber said in this week's AUTOSPORT magazine. "You can't survive if the motivation is low. This is the most enjoyable and the best group of people I've worked with in F1.
"They have got such an incredible balance of not being anal and ridiculous and getting lost in how serious it can be, but they are still ferociously competitive – the Adrian Neweys, the Rob Marshalls, the Christian Horners and Dietrich Mateschitzs. So that's there and I'm motivated for myself to go out there and get the result.
"I could keep going for a long time as long as I'm knocking in good results, not losing performance through my age and so long as I'm motivated. I've just had a good year and I hope I can do the same next year."
Despite having been outscored by teammate Sebastian Vettel this year, Webber admits he has been very pleased with his performance. "It has been personally a very good season – it's something which there is always going to be comparisons with the guy with the same equipment," he added. "Coming out of this year, it's a year that I'm massively happy with.
"I'd have liked to have done a little better here and there, but I could have done a lot worse. You always want to take what you have been given. I believe this year I got what I deserved and I've just got to keep focusing on where I can improve."