"Walk with me, Dad…"

For Sebastian Vettel there are privileges to cherish in life, like a moment of complicity between father and son.

Formula 1's Renaissance man was joined on his track walk at Monza on Thursday by his father, Norbert, unquestionably the four-time world champion's biggest fan.

Regardless of one's age, a father remains a pillar of wisdom and advice. But it's often the small moments – like a knowing look or a pat on the back – that shape our favourite memories.

Norbert enjoyed his fair share of exercise on Thursday, but perhaps the ultimate intendment of his proud presence alongside his son was to remind him that when things are tough, we don't walk alone.