I am often asked: “What do racing drivers do during the off-season to make sure they’re ready for action come the spring?”

The three key area are diet, exercise and “seat time”. Every minute behind the wheel counts, whether it is on a simulator, a track day, test day in a race car or a technique-focused training day with a man who tutors a large proportion of the current F1 drivers, and has done for many years.

His name is Rob Wilson and I was fortunate enough to receive his advice, in the company of up-and-coming driver Callum Ilott. This young Formula One hopeful has a plethora of victories already, winning karting championships and being mentored by the massive Red Bull driver development programme. He is one of the favourites to win the FIA F3 Championship this year, which should propel him to the highest level of single-seater racing, F1.