Rubens Barrichello breathed new life into his Formula One title bid with a gritty and deserved victory on the baking streets of Valencia in Sunday's European Grand Prix.
The Brazilian is now second in the title race, 18 points down on team-mate Jenson Button, and insists he can pip the Briton to the drivers' crown come the end of the season.
"It's a great win, and of course it puts us into a better situation in the championship and we just have to keep on working," he said.
"I think it's very, very much possible.
"It's been a weekend that I will never forget, especially because after five years (without winning a race), it's tough.
"Although you are pushing, there are some things that go through your mind - you want to do it for yourself, for your family and for your country."
Barrichello's victory will go some way to justifying his claim to one of the most competitive seats in grand prix racing, despite the fact many believed his career was over with the withdrawal of Honda over the winter.
With the formation of Brawn from the ashes of the Japanese operation, Barrichello was granted an unexpected extension to his long career, and the man who has started more grands prix than any other driver insists he is only just coming into his best form.
"I'm here because I love racing," he continued. "It was a really tough winter, but somehow I knew I was going to race.
"I work very hard, and I believe that is the only way to get into a better situation. I always thought I had more in me. I think I have reached my peak."