Formula One is a world of heroes. The drivers play out their battles on the track from week to week, but they are simple ciphers for the true heroes of each team - the invisible men and women in each factory, working every hour God sends to propel their team forwards.
On Wednesday 13th August, one of those silent heroes slipped peacefully from this world after a fight against cancer that defied all medical prognoses and redefined the strength of the human spirit. He was just 39 years old. And without him, our sport, and our world, are poorer places.
For Dino Toso, aerodynamics, or rather fluid dynamics, began in the water-filled fields around the south Holland city of Delft. As a small boy, he channelled water, made dams, learned about flow. His gift was an intuitive, practical understanding of what happens to air when it passes over a racing car.