Lewis Hamilton - five-time world champion. That this was his destiny seemed pre-ordained from the moment a brilliant 13-year-old was signed by McLaren in 1998. But now he has become, along with Michael Schumacher and Juan Manuel Fangio, the only driver to reach that mark, we shouldn't let a misplaced sense of inevitability overshadow what a remarkable driver Hamilton has become.
None of this was handed to him on a plate, he had to earn it. And he's only getting better.
Speed is a pre-requisite for a world champion, but it's not the full story. Lewis has always had prodigious pace and was immediately capable of fighting for, in his first season, and winning, in his second, the world championship.