"You're only as sexy as your last race," says Nico Hulkenberg when it's put to him that he's suddenly back in fashion in Formula 1. And he's right.
After all, Hulkenberg is a driver who has played many roles since being signed as Williams test driver back in 2007.
He's been the hot-shot rising star, blazing a Lewis Hamilton-esque trail through the junior categories before becoming a rookie pole-winning sensation with Williams in 2010. Then he was on the bench, a hard-done-by victim after the arrival of Pastor Maldonado and a bagful of Venezuelan bolivars in 2011 before becoming a midfield star on the brink of a move to a big team with Force India and Sauber.