The first-corner crash at August's Belgian Grand Prix produced one of the most dramatic images of the 2018 season. Shunted from behind by Nico Hulkenberg, Fernando Alonso's McLaren was sent airborne and bounced off Charles Leclerc's car, just centimeters from the Monégasque's head. The incident brought focus back onto the "Halo" device -- brought into F1 in 2018 for the first time -- that undoubtedly prevented serious injury to Leclerc.
With Mercedes playing catch up to Ferrari's faster car for much of 2018, Lewis Hamilton's individual brilliance has been the decisive factor this season. Perhaps his most impressive performance came in Singapore, taking pole position with a scintillating lap in qualifying on a track where Ferrari should have been dominant. Even his teammates were left open-mouthed and he went on to take victory, marking the beginning of the end for Ferrari's 2018 hopes.