Pole position, a first lap spin, and then a heroic charge through the pack to the podium. It was a true LH44 master class at Silverstone this weekend.
Ever the perfectionist however, and despite beating the odds by racing from near last to second in front of his home crowds at the 2018 British Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton still wanted more.
The Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Team driver had started at the front of the grid and was going in search of a record breaking sixth victory at his home race. But he was clipped by Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen at the third corner on the first lap, sending him into a spin and dropping him back to 18th.
Down but definitely not out, Lewis produced one of the best performances of his career to fight back to claim second spot on the podium behind race-winner Sebastian Vettel.
The 125,000 crowd cheered on every one of Lewis's laps as he battled his way back through the field. By lap four, he was 14th. Lap six he was up to 10th, lap 10 he was seventh before then eyeing up Raikkonen. A further two safety cars saw Lewis promoted to third place before a late overtake on his Silver Arrows teammate, Valtteri Bottas saw him go into second place.
The result ignites this thrilling title race, as Vettel now holds a slender eight-point lead in the drivers' championship going into the German Grand Prix on July 25th, which now promises to be a great spectacle.