Lewis Hamilton says he isn't downbeat about his difficult start to the season which sees him 17 points adrift of team-mate Nico Rosberg in the championship standings.
Although the Mercedes driver has started each of the opening races from pole, poor starts and a first corner incident have hampered his races, forcing him to fight his way through the chasing pack to eventually finish second and third in Australia and Bahrain respectively.
Meanwhile Rosberg has gone on to win both rounds.
Hamilton insists he has fought back from "far worse" – in 2014 he was 18 points down after two races – and is therefore confident things will turn around in the coming races, starting with this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix.
"It’s not been a smooth start to the season for me, so to be in the Championship position I’m in right now is actually pretty positive," Hamilton said.
"If you can have two bad races and still come away with two podiums, that bodes pretty well. I’ve come back from worse, that’s for sure!"
Hamilton insists not only is he in the right mindset on-track to deal with the deficit to Rosberg, but off-track he has never felt better.
"People keep asking me if I’m worried – if there’s a downward trend emerging. But I’m feeling the complete opposite. There are no real flaws in our procedure and how we’re working, so I know it’s going to come good.
"On a personal level too, I’m in the best place I’ve ever been psychologically. There’s very little, if anything at all, that can penetrate that.," he added.
"There’s a long, long way to go, so I’ll just keep working as hard as I have been. Now we go to China for the next battle. It's a track that’s been good to me over the years, with five poles and four wins, so hopefully this race can be the turning point."