By rights, Andre Lotterer should be a three-time champion in Super Formula. During his 15-year stint in the championship between 2003 and 2017, the three-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner amassed 24 wins - a tally only behind Kazuyoshi Hoshino and Satoshi Motoyama - and, according to any normal measure, accrued the best results over the season three times.
Yet the record books shows that the German, now a leading light in Formula E with Porsche, has only the 2011 title to his name. So what happened to the other two?
Championships won on countback are rare, but not unheard of in motorsport. Just ask Juan Pablo Montoya (1999), Sam Hornish Jr (2006) or Scott Dixon (2015, at Montoya's expense), who all picked up IndyCar titles having drawn level on points with their respective title rivals.