In 2005, as part of my duties as Formula Three Euroseries reporter for Autosport, I interviewed a young man called Sebastian Vettel.

Well, actually, he was more of a boy back then, still only 17 at the time. With his slightly scruffy hairdo and beaming smile, he made me feel a decidedly elderly 31 as he sat for a good half-hour chatting about his matter-of-fact attitude to racing, his thoughts on Lewis Hamilton (who was running away with the F3 series at the time) and his love of British music and comedy.