It's fair to say that Dr Colin Kolles isn't your typical Formula 1 team boss. He doesn't have the smiley, media-friendly persona of, say, a Christian Horner.
Instead he has a manner more akin to that of one Bernard Charles Ecclestone. The intimidating scowl, the reticent responses to questions - yet, underneath, there is a mischievous sense of humour.
Over the past 10 years, Kolles has gained a reputation for rescuing F1 teams on the cusp of crisis. With debts mounting, Eddie Jordan had little choice but to bail out of his own team at the end of 2004. Kolles, with investment from Canadian businessman Alex Shnaider, took over the team and renamed it 'Midland', after Shnaider's steel-trading company.