By his own admittance, Nico Hulkenberg wondered "what the f*** happened?" this weekend after his mad dash run into the points in the Eifel GP.
Formula 1's super-sub began his Saturday with a cup of coffee with a friend in Cologne, only to find himself a few hours later at the Nürburgring strapped onboard an F1 car for qualifying following Lance Stroll's last-minute withdrawal due to illness.
With just ten laps under his belt, Hulkenberg lined up dead last on Sunday's grid, but a solid drive delivered a remarkable P8 finish and a handful of points that allowed Racing Point to snatch third from McLaren in the Constructors' standings.
And this big Hulk also got the fans vote as 'Driver of the Day'! Respect.