During which he did not win the title? And more to the point, how is he so good after only 1 year in junior racing? From looking at his history, it looks like (apart from the odd test day in a F.Renault car) he went straight from karting to racing in F3 and florida winter series with a couple of P1 sessions and then straight in to F1. And he finished 3rd in F3. If F1 is the pinnacle of motorsport then how can only 1 season in the junior series make you good enough and experienced enough to graduate straight into it? especially in the no testing era?? and yet he was good enough, at that rate it seems like you could go from karting to F1?!? So yes 2 questions 1) how can a mere 1 year of junior racing make you good enough for F1 in a no testing era? (makes F1 appear to not be as difficult as its made out to be) 2) How did Red-Bull know he was good enough to put in a Torro-Rosso after 1 year in which he did not win any titles? BTW: I do know that he is a fantastic racing driver and Im becoming a bit of a fan.