Mark Webber says he is fired up by the prospect of knuckling down to work on the areas he needs to improve for 2012 to get himself back to the front in Formula 1.
The Australian has endured a frustrating campaign, having yet to win a race while teammate Sebastian Vettel has walked away with the World Championship. But well aware of how tough it is at the front of the grid, Webber says that he is not shying away from the effort he will need to make, and says that is part of the enjoyment of competing in F1.
Talking about his approach post season, Webber said: "For sure you will have a break, all of us will have a break after this year. You are always learning, and to a healthy degree, reflect. Then see where you can improve the year after.
"When you have a long career like myself, you know what is important to work on for subsequent years. This year has not been as nice as last year in many ways, but I've still had some decent races here and there.
"The bar is high, and that is great, that is why we get out of bed each day. If I want to drop the bar for myself, I can go do that and go do something else, but I don't want to do that. I want to stay at this level."
Webber does not think he needs a complete rethink in his approach for next year, and reckons small improvements in lots of areas will be key.
"I think as usual the devil is in the detail," he said. "It is the fine stuff. Things can change and you get a bit of momentum, you get on a bit of a roll, and that is what happened with Seb this year. He has had a great year, and a few drivers have had indifferent years, not having the form they had in previous seasons for lots of different reasons.
"You can make a shopping list of excuses, but I am not interested in that. You should do your talking on the track."