"Whatever you may be sure of, be sure of this: that you are dreadfully like other people." So wrote the 19th century American author, editor, poet and diplomat James Russell Lowell - and I like what he wrote.
When analysing the hopes, fears and antics of Formula One stars, I try to remember good ol' JRL. For, though they may be megastars, and (usually) mega-rich with it, and though their lives may be very far from normal (how could they be?), underneath it all they are flesh and blood. A teeming constellation of fizzing cells, the same as you and me.
And, as such, they are subject to the same hopes, fears and insecurities as we are. They make the same kind of mistakes, for the same kinds of reasons. They worry like we do. They lie. They cry.
So, as we look forward to the 2005 Brazilian Grand Prix, let us turn our attention to... Felipe Massa.