There's a tendency for new achievements to be belittled and framed negatively within the context of what has happened before.
Take Stoffel Vandoorne finishing in the points on his grand prix debut in Bahrain, for example. Too easy nowadays, isn't it?
Well, maybe not. Tempting as it is to buy into what seems to be a fundamental human desire to look at everyone and everything in the past as better, it's worth taking a closer look at the history of points-scoring debutants to see how Vandoorne fits in.