Red Bull have consistently show the opposition a clean pair of heels this season. Fernando Alonso hadn't expected his second year with Ferrari to be quite like this. Even so, the Spanish driver is managing to sound upbeat.
"I'm not feeling down or frustrated," he said at Suzuka. "I've had some very good cars in my career: I became world champion with Renault, and when I was at McLaren, I was winning races and was a contender for the title." Even with Ferrari, he had been able to celebrate small successes.