The fastest driver in the 2019 Formula 2 season so far isn't part of a Formula 1 junior programme.
He's the son of an Italian factory owner turned clubman racer, and is shorter on cash than most at F2 level. But, nine years after he started his car racing career, Luca Ghiotto is still on the cusp of the pinnacle of motorsport.
The 2019 season sums up Ghiotto's career to date. Searing pace, ill-fortune and mistakes that have been amplified by bad luck. It's been a rollercoaster ride. Ghiotto drives for the team with the best package on the grid this year, Virtuosi Racing, with a rookie team-mate. And yet he lies third in the points and some way off likely Williams 2020 F1 driver Nicholas Latifi - that's if Racing Point don't dive in for him too.