With the holiday season now in full swing and racing on hold for a few weeks at least, it is the perfect time to take a look back on the year that has been and pick out some of the highlights of the year.

In the lead-up to Christmas, Crash.net's editorial team has been reflecting on some of their favourite personal moments from the season that has been. From extraordinary moments on-track to poignant moments off it, it acts as a nice look back on our year.

In part two, Lewis Larkam picks out some memorable 2018 moments.


F1 Hungarian Grand Prix - Rain causes qualifying shock

A race expected to be dominated by Ferrari ended up falling the way of Mercedes on a weekend that somewhat symbolised the nature of the 2018 season.

Ferrari looked comfortable in dry running throughout practice and held a clear advantage over Mercedes, with both Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel struggling in their respective W09s. But heavy rain, thunder and lightning as Q2 began threw the session wide open and made for a thrilling and unpredictable showdown in Q3.

Lightning even hit the media centre building and wiped out internet connection briefly before Hamilton capitalised on the situation snatching pole by nearly half a second, with teammate Valtteri Bottas completing a surprise Mercedes front-row lockout. The result set Hamilton up for a key win heading into the summer break.