You could forgive Carlos Sainz Jr a few covetous glances to the other side of the Toro Rosso garage.
Here is a guy who has earned his way into Formula 1 through the Red Bull Junior programme, been a champion at the level just below in Formula Renault 3.5, and scored points on his F1 debut. Yet it's the teenage sensation in the other car hogging the limelight.
The rise of Max Verstappen is the perfect story for Red Bull. It picked up a raw talent with less than a year of single-seater racing experience under his belt and thrust him into F1 before he was old enough to pass his driving test. Sink or swim.