The grey tabby cat shot to fame in 2020 when F1 returned to Imola - it soon became clear that she lived at the location, as he marched through the paddock inspecting garages.

“If she comes to see you, it’s good luck,” Sebastian Vettel was told by Sky’s Ted Kravitz three years ago as Formulino interrupted their interview.

“I don’t like cats,” Vettel replied.

“I have nothing to offer. She’s a bit overweight, though.”

The then-Ferrari driver endured a miserable weekend at Formulino’s home thereafter, qualifying 14th and finishing the grand prix 12th.

However, Lewis Hamilton benefitted from his acceptance of Formulino.

A kind social media post from the Mercedes team must have brought good luck because Hamilton later overtook Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen to win the F1 Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix.

This year, we weren’t able to greet Formulino because the grand prix was cancelled due to flooding.