Hamilton impressed with Mercedes
Lewis Hamilton believes he is working with a team "hungry for success" at Mercedes as he prepares for the new F1 season.
Hamilton has been impressed with what he has seen from the Brackley-based team behind the scenes since his off-season switch from McLaren.
The Brit, who is tipped to be among those drivers battling behind reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel and last year's runner-up Fernando Alonso, in the standings, will hope to improve Mercedes' poor record of just one F1 race win in the last three years.
And he appears to be in confident mood ahead of the new campaign, which begins with the Australian GP in Melbourne in March.
"Everything feels really positive for me," he said. "The guys are working really hard. It's important they are always analysing and seeing what can be improved, what adjustments need to be made because they want to win.
"That's a big positive for me, to see they are not scared of making changes, not scared of doing whatever they have to do to win."
He added: "I believe in all the people in this team. There is a great spirit here, as with my previous team, and the guys seem hungrier than any group of people I've seen before.
"They seem seriously hungry to win and excited they have another shot at it this year."