Was it really six years ago that Lewis Hamilton claimed that first world championship at Interlagos?
Back then, he was a rough diamond, capable of stunning speed and great wins, but still capable of foolish mistakes. Who could forget him clouting the rear of Kimi Raikkonen's Ferrari at the pit exit in Canada?
But if he could win the title as a raw driver in only his second year, the smart money was on him racking up championship after championship. Had you suggested that night in Brazil that it would not be until 2014 that he would win it again, the reaction would have been one of incredulity.