Lewis Hamilton has vowed Mercedes will not be 'stopped in our tracks' despite a difficult start to the F1 season.
The Silver Arrows have struggled to get on top of porpoising and tyre warm-up issues in the first five races of the year yet sit a clear third in the constructors' standings.
Both Hamilton and George Russell have struggled for outright qualifying pace yet both have managed to fight back to score points - bar when the seven-time champion failed to register at Imola.
Hamilton suggested after the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix that it has been the toughest period in F1 for him since 2009 with McLaren and asked who he has drawn inspiration from, the 103-time race winner replied: "I wouldn't say there was one individual during this time that I am focused on.
"I think I look all around me, and I see I tried to ignore the negative that I see. I'm not really watching the news a lot, but there's so many inspiring characters out there.
"And I think just continuously proving that you never give up, you keep pushing."
Praising his Mercedes team for the continued support in trying to turn fortunes around, Hamilton added: "I love working with this team. Being in a team is such a privilege and working with so many people towards a common goal.
"And everyone lifted each other up. Incredible how supportive everyone has been through the difficult times, and then we've had the most incredible times together.
"So, you know, a couple of bad races is not going to stop us in our tracks.
"This is where we unite: this is where we learn more about ourselves as individuals; this is where we, we grow the most. And it makes that eventual success – which I have no doubts we will eventually get to – taste even better."