Mark Webber has had an agonising season. He hasn't yet won a race, while Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel waltzes away with what increasingly looks like his second world championship on the trot.
Yet it's not so long ago that the pecking order at the Milton Keynes team was far less clear-cut. With a new deal to remain at Red Bull in his pocket, Webber sits down with our own Edd Straw and examines some of the reasons why he hasn't been able to match Vettel this season.
As you might expect, he isn't in denial, and knows that he needs to up his game to re-establish himself as more than a number two.
It's AUTOSPORT 6 Hours time this weekend at Silverstone, and our resident sportscar doyen Gary Watkins looks ahead to the big race, which counts as a round of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup and Le Mans Series.
You won't be surprised to learn that the office Dad's Army fan reckons it's going to be a fight between Audi and Peugeot, although who has the upper hand will probably depend on the unpredictable British weather.
'Gazza' also looks at the LMS title battle between the Pescarolo and Rebellion teams, the LMP2 struggle between Greaves and Strakka, and the hotly-contested GT championship fight between Ferrari and BMW. Not only that, but he also takes a trip down memory lane to revisit the 1982 race, which featured the debut of the Porsche 956.
The BTCC made its annual trip north of Hadrian's Wall to Knockhill last weekend, where local hero Gordon Shedden (son-in-law of the track owner!) not only won, but also moved into the championship lead – but not before Tom Chilton finally gained the first win for the new Ford Focus. Kevin Turner unravels what happened.
Meanwhile, tin-tops were in action at Brands Hatch too. Ironically, DTM correspondent Jamie O'Leary got worse weather than the BTCC though. Still, the bearded scribe was able to marvel at the performances of race winner Martin Tomczyk and star rookie Edoardo Mortara.
We sent our office Australian Mark Glendenning across the Atlantic Ocean to Baltimore. As seems to always happen when he goes to an IndyCar round, the winner was his old mate Will Power, who has now moved right into Dario Franchitti's rear-view mirror in the title fight.
The Ricardo Tormo circuit down the road from Valencia played host to the World Touring Car Championship. Yvan Muller finally wore down the last bit of disadvantage he'd had to Chevrolet team-mate Rob Huff and took the points lead thanks to a double – helped somewhat by some BMW chaos. Charles Bradley watched the action.
It's a long way down from Brazil to the outskirts of an industrial estate in Corby, but Felipe Nasr was quite happy there as he clinched the British Formula 3 title at Rockingham. Ben Anderson was there, and was also impressed with another Brazilian, Pietro Fantin, as he took his maiden win.
From a Northamptonshire outpost to Inner Mongolia, our mag wrap-up concludes with the FIA GT1 World Championship's visit to Ordos. The title contenders were out of luck in China as the Ford GT of Maxime Martin and Frederic Makowiecki dominated.