12 months ago, Valtteri travelled to Australia for his first weekend with the team after a frantic few weeks of preparations. This year, it's been a much easier winter and he's ready to go.
"Coming to Melbourne last year was a very different feeling," Valtteri said. "Everything was new. It was my first race with the team and my first time seeing how the team operated over the course of a race weekend. So, what happens in the meetings and the set-up work. There were so many new things but now it's very straight forward.
"Last year I remember being here already on Wednesday at the track, having meetings with the engineers. Now it's more like a standard weekend.
"I can be here on Thursday, have the usual meetings and everything is setup and ready for the weekend.
"All I need to focus on is how I can get the best out of the car on the short runs, long runs and setting up the car in practice."