More often than not, big occasions in motorsport can end up a let-down. There are so many variables; reliability, right place right time, weather and quite simply a whole lot of luck.
I remember being both sad and annoyed when David Coulthard didn't see the chequered flag in his final Formula 1 race at Interlagos in 2008. He had barely got started in Brazil when his career came to an abrupt halt, and after thousands of F1 laps, he was denied just a few more.
It was the same for Rubens Barrichello last year at Spa when he notched up his 300th grand prix. Once again the memory he took away from Belgium was not the dream he arrived with. There were drinks and speeches and anecdotes on the Saturday, but on the Sunday, he was out of the race after a collision on lap one.
That's why what happened at the Hungaroring with Jenson Button was so special.