The McLaren ace, right, lined up second on the grid in Shanghai - his first front-row start since last year's Italian Grand Prix - but could not stay the pace
when it mattered most.
His side have failed to make Champions League knockout phase and are struggling to stay the pace
at the top of the Premier League.
But the value of his contributions are better measured by his capacity to stay the pace
There is a massive gap at the top, so much so that we are all now looking to see whether Arsenal can stay the pace
Cash-strapped hopefuls trying to stay the pace
; high on rugby's old ideals and desperately short of the wherewithal to sustain more modern imperatives.
Target number one is to ensure that Newcastle deliver on their early season promise and stay the pace
at the top end of the Premiership table.
But Piotr Protasiewicz's victory in heat three began a sequence of six Polish wins in seven races, and Middleditch's men were unable to stay the pace
Charlton look best equipped to stay the pace
and are still available at 5-4 for the title with Betfred, Boyles and Paddy Power.
By PAUL O'HEHIR DERRY CITY boss Stephen Kenny is backing his young guns to stay the pace
in the title race.
As Sky upped the ante, Setanta tried to stay the pace
as the cost of rights rocketed.
Following on from a fantastic season in the Second Division, Pool's bid to stay the pace
with the big guns next season, will come at a cost to the fans.
Top: one of the favourites Ad Hoc clears the Chair but couldn't stay the pace
; Carryonharry is one of many fallers at the first (above) as is Wicked Crack (main pic).