Lewis Hamilton was left struggling for words on Thursday.
Glancing at the faces around him, the 30-year-old world champion realised he was the oldest driver in the room.
At the first official press conference on the eve of opening practice for this weekend’s race, Hamilton came face to face with a truth he had not anticipated.
‘Hey, so, you were born in 1997?’ he asked 17-year-old Dutch debutant Max Verstappen. ‘That was the year I signed my first contract with McLaren… ‘