Mark Webber says his victory in the final race of the season in Brazil will be a "good tonic" to come back stronger in 2012.
The Australian was overshadowed by Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel this year, the German scoring 11 wins and 15 poles on his way to his second title in a row.
Webber took his first win of the year in Brazil today, and the Australian said he is determined to use it to build up his confidence and come back stronger next year.
"I think I will have a stronger season than this year," said Webber. "I started off poorly for different reasons, but we will look at all areas to get to the highest level. When the bar is at the highest level I don't just look at Seb. There is Jenson, Fernando, these guys are on the top pace.
"It is a good tonic for me this race. It's good to sign off the RB7 like this. I will have it over the winter. We were concrete in many areas and that made it hard for the opposition. I'm looking forward to learning how to surf over the winter, backing off, recharging a bit and then coming back stronger."
Webber took the lead of the race when Vettel was hit by a gearbox problem, but the Australian said he was taking the win, having bit hit by bad luck himself in the past.
"If felt good all weekend, to be honest," he added. "Seb did a great lap for pole yesterday. It would have been nice to race Seb all the way through, but he had a problem. It is a win I will take, because I had enough bad luck. It is how motorsport goes. It is an important win for me and the team to win on a high.
"I enjoyed the last few laps. A nice way to finish. I want to dedicated this win to a close friend of mine and his family, Bob Woods, who is ill at the moment, so this win is for him."
Despite the victory, Webber finished third in the championship behind McLaren's Jenson Button.