Ross Brawn may be on a sabbatical from Formula One this year, but it seems the former Ferrari technical director just cannot keep away from the fix that is motor racing.
He has stayed away from the paddock so far, but he is keeping in close touch with friends from the sport and industry figures while enjoying a bit of rest and relaxation.
A fortnight ago, Brawn headed a networking dinner for the Motorsport Industry Association in England. Clearly well rested, and with his batteries fully charged, he admitted that he was far from tired of motor racing - and he was actually missing it.
"Racing has been such a large part of my life, you can't just stop it and not feel it," he said. "All sorts of elements - the work in the factory, being part of the process of putting together a car, a package and a team; and then the racing itself at the track.