This time last year Fernando Alonso had amassed 36 points, and his teammate Giancarlo Fisichella had scored 10. All of the latter came from the first race in Australia, when the Italian took full advantage of a helping hand from the weather in qualifying to score a well-judged victory.
After such a great start, everything that could go wrong for the Italian did exactly that - a collision with Mark Webber in Malaysia, engine failure in Bahrain, and a suspension failure at Imola. It took him the best part of the season to regain his momentum.
This time around, Alonso again has 36 points after four races, and Fisichella has done marginally better than in 2005, with 15. He had a great win in Malaysia (like Australia 2005 it was achieved in a race where his teammate had to come from behind), but to that he's added just a fifth in Australia, and an eighth at Imola.