Ten full Formula 1 seasons have passed since Fernando Alonso, widely considered the finest driver of the current era, last won the world championship. Quite frankly, it is ridiculous that it's been that long.
The double world champion has come close during that period - three times, in fact. Just 11 points separate him from being a five-time world champion.
The first miss, in 2007, was his own doing as he cracked under pressure when battling rookie McLaren team-mate Lewis Hamilton. In 2010 and '12 he was let down by Ferrari.