What are you excited about for the new season?
VB: "I am excited that everyone starts with zero points. We are all on the same line and 2019 can bring anything, that's exciting.
"It's going to be a new season ahead and I'm going to put everything I have for this year, all in. I'm sure it's going to be interesting."
Now you've had some time over the winter to reflect, what are the thoughts and the mindset you are taking into 2019?
VB: "I am very happy to start a new season, because for me personally 2018 did not go the way I wanted to.
"There was quite a bit of criticism at some stages of 2018, but that's actually been a positive thing for me because it's given me an extra boost!
"I've taken all the points I can learn from last year to come back stronger. And I also found many positives, which I maybe didn't see at the end of the year, but now digging deep I can see those. I can build on all of that for 2019."