There have been times in recent seasons - 2013 British Grand Prix aside - when Formula 1 seems to have banished unreliability, but the new engine regulations could change all that this year.
If testing is anything to go by, there is a good chance we'll see some late heartbreak in grands prix in 2014. With that in mind, we thought we'd take a look at some of the best - or worst - late failures in F1 history.
As you can imagine for a championship in its seventh decade, there are a lot to choose from: our original 'short list' had almost 100 races. But here are just some of the late-race failures that have denied drivers over the decades.
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Kevin Turner is the editor of Autosport magazine, having previously been the editor of sister publication Motorsport News. He joined the magazine in 2006 after writing club race reports as a freelancer while studying history at the University of York. He has also covered international events for both the magazine and the website, including the Le Mans 24 Hours. Kevin covered the British Touring Car Championship from 2011 to '14 and has a keen interest in the historic racing scene. He lives in Fleet with his wife and two children.@KRT917 More features by Kevin Turner