He maybe could have
But here's the funny thing:
For a great driver, you're supposed to do a coulda/would/shoulda/maybe/almost about them just barely not winning the WDC.
We're doing a coulda/would/shoulda/maybe/almost that MS barely missed a podium this season?
I mean, really? Unfortunately this forum doesn't a facepalm emoticon...
To think when I heard MS was returning I about got cable so I could watch all of the races live. To think I considered watching the races for this man.
FWIW - in Nico's previous four years in F1 with Williams, he had two podium finishes. Two. That's one every-other season.
In four races with Mercedes, he had already equaled his performance at Williams. Six races later, he got another.
And his teammate, one of the best ever, cannot seem to muster up one?