“Under the Bright Lights”
They are probably used to this already, even at Formula 3 level. The glaring lights, the cameras, questions that come from the series media representative — and then us, the rest of the media, keyboard tappers and scribblers alike.
For most drivers, the post-race press meetings start small and increase gradually, until one finally hits their peak point of exposure, whether that be F1, the World Endurance Championship, DTM or the WRC.
Then there are the likes of Daniil Kvyat (left). The presence of worldwide media upon the young Russian will be instantly apparent as he makes the jump from a joint GP3 and FIA European F3 campaign straight to the pinnacle of single-seaters, increasing even moreso when (if) Formula One debut debuts in Sochi next year for the first Grand Prix in the country since 1914.
Indeed getting used to his 2014 Toro Rosso machine could be the least of his worries when the lights begin to shine bright.
FIA European F3 championship runner-up Felix Rosenqvist (centre) may also need to start adapting soon, as the possibility of a Mercedes DTM seat for 2014 lingers closer — at the moment, Felix still needs to wait…
For Alex Lynn (right), he may still have some time to prepare himself and breathe. Under the tutelage of Toyota’s WEC star Alexander Wurz, the young Englishman has maintained a maturity about his person that will serve him well when the lights begin to shine brighter upon him.
Right now, the trio can only prepare for what lies ahead, but when it hits…
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