Few get three shots at Formula 1 - the surprise at Daniil Kvyat getting a third stint at Toro Rosso in 2019 is evidence of that. But there's another, surprisingly low-profile, figure who has made it a hat-trick of opportunities with a comeback of his own this season, and he's among the most successful drivers in the grand prix paddock.
What's more, he's got a big challenge on his hands. "Solving a puzzle," is how this sometime Williams and Footwork test driver describes the challenge he faces - and it's not a straightforward one, it's one of the most complicated in Formula 1.
But this France-born Brazilian knows how to piece together motorsport success better than most. Both as a racing driver, taking two Champ Car titles and the 2003 Indianapolis 500, and as a team owner in sportscars, Gil de Ferran is used to success.