Max Verstappen leads the F1 drivers' standings by 80 points at the time of the summer shutdown but despite this dominant position, the Dutchman can hardly be described as a dominant force this year.
With nine races remaining, there are few people left in any doubt that Verstappen will add a second world title to his name at the end of the year.
At present, he can finish second in each remaining race and still take home the trophy and, should the points gap remain at 80 when leaving Belgium at the end of August, he could cross the line third in the last eight races without fear of being caught.
But if you cast your mind back across the year, there have been very few weekends where the Red Bull driver has been unbeatable.
F1 stats bend the truth
Looking bluntly at the facts of the season, you would think that Verstappen has had it easy this year but this could not be further from the truth.
10 podiums, including eight wins, sounds like everything has gone his way.
But let's not forget, Verstappen has only started from pole position three times this year with Charles Leclerc topping the order on Saturdays seven times.
Red Bull has suffered its own problems, with Verstappen retiring from two of the first three races while in contention for the victory.
But although Red Bull has one of the two fastest cars on the grid, there is one inescapable reason for Verstappen appearing to have enjoyed a dominant season.
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