Failure was not an option for Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari in the Belgian Grand Prix, not after having a pace advantage in the previous two races in Germany and Hungary but watching Lewis Hamilton rack up back-to-back wins thanks to his wet-weather brilliance.
Vettel must have feared he faced a hat-trick of reverses when Hamilton grabbed pole position in the Spa rain on Saturday. But on Sunday the Ferrari man took a dominant victory after passing Hamilton on the first lap to get his title bid back on track.
And while all the talk was of Ferrari's power unit advantage, particularly after Hamilton referred to "a few trick things going on in their car" straight after the race, that wasn't the only difference. As Toto Wolff put it, this weekend exposed his Mercedes team's "many deficits".