There are actually two careers: there’s the career that you want to pursue. If it’s business, you have to focus, you have to look at any gaps and try to fill those gaps and perform better and produce a better result. But the parallel career is that you have to be noticed, so that some of those barriers are removed by other people believing in you and giving you the chances you’ve been working for. It’s no good being the best artist in the world locked up in a studio producing incredible work if you haven’t organised an opportunity for it to be seen and desired.

– Top Gear’s original stig and Ex formula one driver Perry McCarthy