“When you have kids, sim racing doesn’t go down that well!
“Ten years ago it was a bit different, almost to the point where you were on your keypad and ‘a’ was accelerate and ‘z’ was brake and you’d go left and right [with the arrow keys].
“It’s come a long way now. They’ve got force feedback wheels, they’ve got proper pedals, they’ve got shifting modules, they’ve got proper seating.
“Hopefully it resembles some sort of real feel because I’m banking on that to get me through.”
The 38-year-old though says the calibre of his new equipment and the time he has to get some practice in before the opening Eseries round means he will have every chance to be competitive, at least by the end of the approximate 10-round season.