The calm before the storm. Just a little moment of silence to block out the pre-race noise.
Luca Ghiotto is not alone in using this method to clear thoughts before a race; to picture the story unfolding.
With this being his Formula Renault 3.5 début at the historic Monza circuit, the Spaniard was hoping to make his name stick out somewhat.
Having qualified in 3rd place earlier in the day, part of that job was already done. Unfortunately for Ghiotto, this story would not develop how he wished.
A slow stalling start, followed by a lengthy pitstop to understand these difficulties left Ghiotto more than a lap adrift.
Hopes cut to ribbons, the Draco Racing man continued to circulate around, using what was left of the race as a sort of test session.
Today though, it will be another qualifying session and another race. There is little doubt that Ghiotto will push hard as he seeks to claw something back from this weekend and that could make him a very dangerous prospect indeed.