Just take a look at this... 1984 - 2nd in a Toleman, first year in Formula 1, a bloody rookie. (actually won the race) 1985 - Pole Position but retired from race 1986 - 3rd on grid and ended 3rd. 1987 - Won the race 1988 - Pole Position but had to retire due to a crash when he was something like 50 seconds ahead of Prost in the same car. 1989 - Pole Position and won the race. 1990 - Pole Position and won the race. 1991 - Pole Position and won the race. 1992 - Won the race. 1993 - Started third, won the race. All of this in three different cars. 1988 he outqualified Prost by 1.4 seconds in identical machinery.