Just 15 months ago, Stoffel Vandoorne was a bright Formula 1 rookie star, about to embark on his first full season at McLaren. But today, he's the most anonymous driver on the grid thanks to a combination of Fernando Alonso's headline-grabbing antics and McLaren's struggles.
Yet the only driver to have been outqualified by his team-mate every weekend so far this season, who has only contributed 20% of his team's points, is doing better than the numbers suggest. In fact, he's got a touch of the Sebastian Vettel about him.
That's not to say that Vandoorne is at Vettel's level yet, but there are similarities beyond their initials. Their driving styles are much the same, and therefore so is what they demand from the car.