Two of its graduates are now in Formula 1; seven are going to line up on this year's Formula 2 grid. Five of them have manufacturer contracts in GT racing or the DTM, and another has raced in IndyCar. One is a DTM privateer, while two are Red Bull Juniors in Formula 3. Yet the team in question has never even come close to winning a race in Europe.
That team, M2 Competition, can rightly claim to be one of motorsport's premier talent factories, but as an adjunct of drivers' main programmes. It's the go-to destination for those seeking winter racing programmes in New Zealand's Toyota Racing Series, where it has run Toyota talisman Nick Cassidy, F1 youngsters Lance Stroll and Lando Norris, Ferrari protege Robert Shwartzman and Red Bull 'heifers' Liam Lawson and Igor Fraga to championship victories.
And that record in Europe? Well, M2 only entered the Formula Renault Eurocup in 2019. It's early days yet.