Michael Schumacher says Mercedes GP is ready for more success next season after visiting the team's Brackley headquarters last week.
Seven-time world champion Schumacher spent two days meeting Mercedes personnel and also spent time at Mercedes' engine factory in Brixworth. The Mercedes team, under the Brawn GP name, won both Formula One titles last year.
"I am extremely positively surprised about how motivated everybody was," said Schumacher on his official website. "This a world champion team but it does not seem to be spoiled by success at all; it seems to be hungry for more instead."
Schumacher, on his second visit to Brackley, spent time understanding how the engineers work and said he had learned a lot about the team and its working methods.
"It is important for me to be informed about everything and it was very interesting to get to understand the engineers and their structures and the way they work," he said. "I was there already around the time of the signature of the contract and learned a lot, now I have seen much more about the team."