Jenson Button is adamant that until the mathematics says it is impossible, he won't give up on this year's Drivers' Championship title.
Refreshed after an invigorating summer break, the 32-year-old is ready to get down to business with the first order being securing his first victory in Belgium and then Italy, which are running back-to-back.
"I'm really looking forward to getting back to work," Button said.
"In fact, you couldn't really ask for a more spectacular double-header for F1's return: Spa is the daddy of them all, one of the all-time great grand prix tracks, and Monza is one of the most historic and evocative circuits on the calendar.
"They're each places with their own unique atmosphere. I've got some really great memories of both circuits, but I've won neither. Given our pace in the last few races, I go forward feeling positive about rectifying that over the coming weekends."
However, winning at Spa or Monza is not the ultimate goal for this season as the McLaren driver is adamant he still has a shot at this year's World title.
With nine races to go, the 2009 World Champion is seventh in the Drivers' Championship, 88 points off the pace. But with 225 still to play for, the math at least says it can be done.
"I feel that until, mathematically, I can't win the championship there is still a chance for me," Button, a 13-time grand prix winner, told the Daily Star.
"The last few races have been very good for the team, with me second in Germany and Lewis a winner last time out in Hungary.
"It was great having those results before the break because when we come back for the Belgian Grand Prix we are going to feel really confident.
"Everybody is doing a great job, particularly the guys at the pit stops. And our supporters will see the difference in Belgium."