…you know Midland isn’t necessarily a place, Spyker isn’t an exotic species of porcupine, Andrea Moda isn’t a fashion designer, Pacific is sometimes not an ocean and Token isn’t always something one might put in a locker
…when you start using your F1 blog as part of the supporting evidence for your job applications
…you have to remind yourself that two lengths in the swimming pool is not a lap, your team-mates don’t have to move out of the way because your training sessions do not employ blue flags and blaming crashing into the wall at the end on chronic understeer will merely cause strange looks.
…when a friend asks you whether changing jobs for something he’d enjoy but is not necessarily guaranteed to last very long, you use Fisi attempting and succeeding in going to Ferrari as an example of why he should give it a go
…someone mistakes you for a F1 journalist on Twitter even though you haven’t even been to a F1 race since you joined Twitter and have never suggested to anyone that you might be a journalist