Roll your eyes, tut and sneer "what a surprise". To many, the collapse of Jacques Villeneuve's Formula E programme seemed inevitable.
A point-less three races suggest a pointless return to single-seaters for the 1997 Formula 1 world champion, who (unless he finds a route back in the future) exits the series with the parting memory of missing the Punta del Este race because he broke his Dallara's tub in a qualifying crash.
It's easier to chip in with sarcastic comments than it is to examine the evidence and make a fair observation. For all the jokes, Villeneuve is a loss to the series. He was a fine recruit in terms of pedigree and, more importantly, was a credible addition on the driving side.