Nico Rosberg has no regrets about his 2014 campaign, saying it is times of adversity that one often learns the most.
The German missed out on this year’s World title, losing to Lewis Hamilton at the final grand prix.
Although his chances of overhauling his Mercedes team-mate were slim, Rosberg’s efforts in Abu Dhabi were undone by an ERS failure that robbed his W05 of power.
He brought his car home in 14th place on the day, marking the only the second time this season where he finished a grand prix outside the top two.
His impressive run, though, was marred by moments of controversy especially in Belgium where he deliberately crashed into Hamilton.
Condemned by his team-mate and his team bosses, Rosberg was also vilified by fans.
But despite the backlash, he says he has no regrets about his 2014 campaign as he learned lessons he can use in the future.
He said: “There are things from the year I would do differently, of course. That’s natural. But regrets? No. Because it’s often in the difficult moments you learn the most.
“I fought until the very end. It was a great experience.”
The 29-year-old has already turned his attention to next year’s Championship where he once again expects a tough battle with Hamilton.
“I had the test on Tuesday so I’m already focused on 2015,” he added.
“It’s an awesome challenge. Lewis’s level is extremely high. This year he was the best driver on the grid. I look forward to that battle again next year.”