Mark Webber says his motivation remain as high as ever as he targets an even stronger championship challenge in the 2010 season.
The Australian scored his first Formula 1 victory this year and went on to finish in fourth place in the standings.
Webber won two races in 2009, in Germany and Brazil.
The Red Bull driver, who has been racing in Formula 1 for eight years, is fired up to have another strong season in 2010.
"My motivation is very high, which is the key," Webber told AUTOSPORT. "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 motivated. I've just had a good year and I hope I can do the same next year."
Despite having been outscored by team-mate 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 shedload worse. You always want to take what you have been given. I believe I got this year what I deserve and I've just got to keep focusing on where I can improve."
Read AUTOSPORT's interview with Mark Webber here.