"G'day," says Felix Rosenqvist in a passable Swede-attempting-a-Down-Under accent as he picks up the phone to Autosport. For a man who's spent his IndyCar Series career to date absorbing all he can from his illustrious Chip Ganassi Racing team-mate Scott Dixon, it seems that it's not just in the areas of driving, set-up or racecraft that he's been influenced by the Aussie-born Kiwi.
Aside from picking up random speech mannerisms, for Rosenqvist it's been the trials and tribulations of working an IndyCar race that have meant a very steep learning curve.
Since winning the 2015 Formula 3 European Championship, his career had moved in maverick directions, quick in a variety of machinery in Europe, North America and Japan.
It was a couple of eye-opening tests at Mid-Ohio - a year apart - that encouraged Ganassi to take a punt on him with a two-year deal for 2019-20. And, finally, that breakthrough win came last month at Road America after a superb drive from seventh on the grid. To be fair, it was overdue for a driver who'd led on his IndyCar debut at St Petersburg, back in March 2019.