When Sebastian Vettel arrived at Ferrari in 2015, like so many who had come before him, he was heralded as the man to turn the team's fortunes around.
Drivers such as Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen, Alain Prost and Michael Schumacher - Vettel's hero - had all hoped to build a new dynasty around them at Maranello, albeit with varying levels of success. Already a four-time world champion when he joined the team, Vettel naturally had similar aspirations.
But in the same way Alonso, Prost and Raikkonen fell from their pedestals in frustrating fashion, Vettel's Ferrari career is heading towards the same end. Still yet to add to his tally of championships and having been overtaken by Lewis Hamilton, Vettel's departure at the end of 2020 was confirmed on Tuesday morning.