The best in motorsport, in any sport for that matter, put enormous demands on themselves. "Good enough" is never good enough, expectations are sky high and no matter what pressure the outside world can put on them, it's nowhere near as intense as what comes from within an athlete's own head. It's why managing that expectation is central to sustained performance.
So it was no surprise to see Lando Norris, after what was a very accomplished debut grand prix weekend that included a stellar qualifying performance but a shot at a point or two lost to getting stuck behind the long-running Alfa Romeo of Antonio Giovinazzi, a little downbeat after the race.
Norris finished 12th, perfectly credible for a McLaren, but what he was frustrated by was the fact he could easily have finished ninth. In fact, he was on course to do so during the pitstop phase even after dropping from eighth to 10th (behind Nico Hulkenberg and Kimi Raikkonen) at the start, having been a little over-eager in the second phase of the launch and incurring wheelspin.