Back in the “good old days of racing” if you wanted to go fast, there was only one way to apply the throttle - You simply stood on it.

But in today’s ultra high-tech race cars, throttle control is a bit more complicated than that.

To find out the latest secrets of putting down the power, we talked to some top drivers and engineers from motorsport’s most technologically-advanced categories.

We’ve asked some of the best WEC factory drivers - Porsche’s Brendon Hartley and Andre Lotterer, Toyota’s Anthony Davidson, and Ferrari’s Sam Bird to explain just how to stand on it in today’s world.