Formula 1 drivers are often so wary in a world of mistrust that it is a privilege to witness one embrace vulnerability and give a brief window into the human underneath. But it is not always a pleasure.
There is nothing fun in seeing a driver, even for a fleeting moment, as a broken human being. Noticing their voice quiver, hearing the sadness as they utter the words "it took so much as a human, and I won't see the result", is done, quite simply, without any joy.
F1 is a cut-throat world that discards the husks of careers and lives rapidly and often without ever feeling the consequence, even if the personal toll on the driver themselves is mighty.