In Formula One, it's easy to assume a lot of things. The term 'winter break', for example. It's used widely across F1, not only by fans and media, but also many of us in the team. It describes the gap between the end of one season, and the start of the following campaign. But, in reality, it really isn't a break at all.
Building an F1 car is no easy task. It takes many months of relentless work by hundreds of people. Work on the new car starts long before the previous season is finished - and the work carries on right through the winter. Every department is flat-out planning, designing, making, building and organising for a new season.
And it's not just those working at the factories who have been working hard. While the drivers headed off for some time away at the conclusion of the 2018 season, they've also been putting in the hours, training for the start of the new campaign and making sure they're race-ready come Australia.