He's the longest-serving servant to the sport but Rubens Barrichello is refusing to think of himself as an also-ran for the 2010 F1 season.
The one-time team-mate of both multiple title-winner Michael Schumacher and the reigning World Champion, Jenson Button, must be sick and tired of playing the eternal bridesmaid, but whether a move to the Williams team has improved his chances of title glory is doubtful.
That hasn't deterred the 11-time Grand Prix winner though and now that he's no longer the oldest on the grid, (that pesky Schumacher chap's pipped him to that as well) perhaps he'll have an extra spring in his step.
As our video shows, he's still got he fire in his belly; if the team can give him the goods to race with, then perhaps Barrichello could also spring a few surprises.
F1 2010 season begins
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Mercedes GP Ross Brawn with his drivers Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher during a photocall at the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo, Valencia, Spain
Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher of Mercedes GP.
Mercedes Formula One driver Michael Schumacher of Germany drives his car during a testing session at the Jerez race track in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.
Great Britain's Jenson Button poses for a photograph with the new McLaren MP4-25 during the Formula One Testing Session at the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo, Valencia, Spain.
McLaren Mercedes drivers Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton during the launch of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-25 F1 Car at the McLaren Mercedes team headquarters, Newbury.
McLaren Mercedes Formula One driver Jenson Button of Britain drives his car during a testing session at the Ricardo Tormo race track in Cheste.
Lewis Hamilton of McLaren shown in action at 'Circuito de la Comunitat Valenciana' racetrack in Valencia, Spain.
Williams' Formula One driver Rubens Barrichello of Brazil waves during a test session at the at the racetrack of Montmelo, near Barcelona.
Williams' Formula One driver Rubens Barrichello of Brazil steers his car during a test session at the at the racetrack of Montmelo.
Ferrari president Luca Cordero di Montezemolo hugs drivers Felipe Massa, of Brazil and Fernando Alonso of Spain, during the unveiling of the new Formula One car, in Maranello, Italy. Ferrari launched its car for the upcoming Formula One season, naming it the F10 in hope of a return to the team's winning tradition. For years Ferrari named its cars with an "F" for Ferrari followed by the year, but last year's uncompetitive car was called the F60 to honor Ferrari's 60th year in F1.
Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso walks in the paddock during a test session at the at the racetrack of Montmelo.
Fernando Alonso tests the new Ferrari during the Formula One Testing Session at the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo, Valencia, Spain.
Ferrari Formula One driver Felipe Massa of Brazil steers his car during a test session at the at the racetrack of Montmelo.
Lotus drivers Heikki Kovalainen and Jarno Trulli during the 2010 Lotus Formula One Car Launch at the Royal Horticultural Hall, London.
Fairuz Fauzy, Lotus F1 Team test driver on a test-drive at Jerez, Spain.
Richard Branson poses with two Virgin Racing drivers Timo Glock and Lucas di Grassi during the launch of the Virgin Racing Team in Notting Hill, London.
Lucas di Grassi of Virgin Racing in VR-01. Virgin Racing is a new team for a new era of Formula 1.
Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car during a testing session at the Jerez race track in Jerez de la Frontera.
Force India's Vitantonio Liuzzi during the Formula One Testing Session at Jerez, Spain.
Renault's Robert Kubica during the Formula One Testing Session at the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo.