You might need to watch your 2008 review DVD again. He retired in the first 4 GP on lap 1. Two of them were mechanical failures (one I remember was engine) and another was a stall and a slow get away. Either way that was Vettels first full season in F1 and things very much got better. Again I don't dispute that Vettel, Hamilton and all have had incidents where they've acted like morons but I can't remember any of them having them as consistently as Max does.