The list of drivers to move from an F1 team based in Faenza to one based in Milton Keynes includes some pretty impressive names. Mark Webber was the first to do it, and since then Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat have made the same journey.
So too did Justin Wilson when he graduated from Minardi to Jaguar in the middle of his rookie season in 2003. It should have been the chance of a lifetime, but it didn't work out as everyone had hoped - and in the end commercial reasons that were way beyond his control meant his F1 career didn't extend into 2004.
It took a lot of hard work from Wilson's manager Jonathan Palmer and a major commitment from team boss Paul Stoddart to make the Minardi opportunity happen. The Italian team had run Fernando Alonso and Webber over the previous two seasons, and Wilson was seen by Stoddart as a natural successor, another talent that he could help send on his way to stardom.