Mark Webber arrived at Williams as the soon-to-be king of Formula One and ended his first season with the team admitting his reputation had been severely dented. The car's performance, and his own, failed to live up to expectations and the results were disappointing to say the least.
But was it he or Williams who were to blame?
Australian Webber radiates positivity, he did at the start of the year and he still does at the end, but you could not blame him for taking a dim view of his debut season with Williams. Sure, he scored his first Formula One podium, in Monaco, but that was supposed to be just the start. In fact, it was just about the end.