There are just four races to go in Fernando Alonso's Formula 1 career - or at least this episode of it, if he really does keep the door open to a future return.
Though his career may not have generated all the world championships it seemed it might, he has certainly made an impression on his rivals and those who worked with him.
Lewis Hamilton - McLaren team-mate in 2007
He will be missed within the racing world. It's a shame he's not as decorated as he deserves, but it's not just about being a great driver: it's also how you play the game and how you position yourself.