More the latter. Wes – I don’t really know where he’s from (in fact, I very much avoided describing him too much, but in my mind’s eye, he’s Neil Patrick Harris) – shouldn’t have left the sport. Amirmoez is right: he was a double World Champion, but there was no longer any challenge in it, and so he retired. Privately, he regrets the decision, and has taken pains to distance himself from the sport, but you can already see that there’s something tugging at him, beckoning for him to return. He’s really a reverse Michael Schumacher – when he retired, he believed the fire was gone, even though his results suggested otherwise. Amirmoez has hit upon the right idea, finding a way to draw Wes back in, and that is taking a small, hopeless team, and making something of it. Kind of like a more-successful Timo Glock.
I don’t want to give too much away, but I am looking at introducing a young up-and-coming driver into the mix very shortly. But I’m trying to steer as wide of the cliches as possible. And that particular subplot is going to have massive consequences for Wes.