Ahead of this year's Monaco Grand Prix, Russian Daniil Kvyat was a man under pressure. Having been promoted to Red Bull after a single season at Toro Rosso, he struggled to make an impression in the opening five races.
While his team-mate Daniel Ricciardo had scored good points in each of those, Kvyat failed to start one, retired from another, and finished ninth twice and 10th once. That's not the kind of form expected of a Red Bull driver, even if the car was not performing to the standard the team was accustomed to.
The 21-year-old soon found himself fielding the same questions race after race. "Had he joined Red Bull too early?" "Was Toro Rosso chief Franz Tost over-egging it when he said Kvyat had the 'champion gene'?" "Was he feeling the pressure?"