It's rare for a Formula One driver to go from one season to the next with no change in apparent performance.
His car is invariably different, his mental state may have changed and his rivals, whose displays he will be judged against, will have moved forwards or backwards.
Luck usually plays a part as well.
Last week, Oliver Harden ranked the drivers who have struggled to replicate their form from last year.
Looking at how each driver has performed so far against his performances in 2013, here's the opposite—the six drivers who stand out as having had a happier time so far in 2014.