This year's World Touring Car Championship was deceptively competitive; deceptive because, despite a near-record 11 winners, one man headed up every statistic and seemingly every race. 2013 was all about Yvan Muller.
The Frenchman's combination of unrelenting pace and unerring consistency was overwhelming, his pursuit of a fourth world crown irresistible. Choose the superlative, and Muller fits the bill.
Of course, he didn't always have it his own way and there were flashes of a challenge from Honda - most notably its sweep of the Slovakia Ring podium, which suggested it might just have a say in the title race.
But such highs were fleeting rather than sustained. No one could live with Muller, who duly strengthened his claim to be considered one of the all-time touring car greats.