I have a bunch I’m sure I could come up with, but my ultimate ‘would not, could not believe’ will always be this after Fuji 2007
After all that happened at McLaren in 2007 and after Alonso’s struggle to reach Hamilton in the championship after the NA leg in June, and after eating point by point into the deficit, for Hamilton to lead wire-to-wire from pole in an absolutely drenching wet race and gain ten more points than Alonso, for Kimi to be 17 points back with two races remaining, not only was I convinced Hamilton was just a WDC elect but he would convincingly beat Alonso not only by opinion but in the championship as well.
Well Hamilton did the last thing, but they were level. Point being, those seventeen points.
Those last three races of 2007, even if not nearly as fun as the bungled 2008 WDC that came down to a closer wire, are an absolute master class in pressure and intensity in sport.
No one could have ever taken the next two rounds right after Fuji. It was improbable in a huge number of ways.