'They shall not pass'. The choice of headline on Autosport's report of the 1990 Hungarian Grand Prix was entirely apt, for Thierry Boutsen had led every single lap in his Williams-Renault and held off a train of faster cars at various stages headed by Gerhard Berger, Alessandro Nannini and Ayrton Senna.
In some ways, it was a typical Formula 1 race at the Hungaroring. At a track where passing was notoriously difficult, Boutsen had done half of the job by qualifying on pole for the first and only time in his F1 career. However, the other key element required to carry off the win - to deliberately drive slowly, conserving his equipment from lap one in order to avoid making a pitstop - would be anathema to most grand prix drivers.
Yet for a man who regarded self-control as one of his key strengths, having been a regular in Group C endurance racing since 1983 - when he and co-driver Bob Wollek beat the factory-run Porsche 956s with their privately-entered Joest car in the opening round of that year's World Sportscar Championship at Monza - this came more naturally to the Belgian than many of his contemporaries.