Things were looking so good for Lewis Hamilton until qualifying for the European Grand Prix came around.
Formula 1's inaugural visit to Azerbaijan was shaping up to be a Hamilton victory parade. A super-high-speed street track with lots of tricky slow-speed corner entries seemed to be playing to his strengths under braking. He'd topped every practice session despite refusing to walk F1's newest circuit, and completing only limited laps of Baku in the Mercedes F1 simulator beforehand. But then qualifying happened.
Usually so supremely adept in this department, Hamilton suffered a disastrous session, locking brakes, flat-spotting tyres, and running off the track repeatedly.