Chatting to Anthony Davidson at Daytona back in 2013, I asked him for his thoughts on the coming Formula 1 season. He didn't hesitate: "Sebastian Vettel will win his fourth world championship - I'd bet my house on it, and why? Because the rules haven't changed, which means you can still have a blown diffuser - Adrian Newey is the master of designing it, and Vettel's the master of driving it.
"If we were talking a year from now, when the rules change hugely, I wouldn't have a clue about the season to come, but for now I think there's no way Vettel and Red Bull will lose..."
Davidson was spot on. Although Sebastian won only four times in the first half of the season, after the summer break he never lost a race, reeling off nine on the trot, a string of faraway grands prix seemingly blurring into one triumphal procession. "We need to remember the good times, boys," he radioed in as he put the Red Bull into a series of victory donuts in India. "It won't always be like this..."