why thank you for bringing tat up, geese!! wats all the fuss. well if u must be reminded, neither werethere any notable 'pilots' (in your speak) when MS won his first or second title (Echoe: Where's the competition?) The reigning world champion blitzed past MS not once but twice to the his back to back titles. so give the kid, alonso & kimi a break wil ya and enjoy the season. stop getting hung up on MS, he wont be missed!! - at least the only world champion on the current grid did not have ta crash into his competition to win his titleS.