Paul di Resta will this weekend attempt to shake off the bitter disappointment that lingered in the wake of an unhappy British Grand Prix.
The Silverstone weekend should have been one for the Scot to remember given he is able to stay on site and is surrounded by family and close friends.
The weather, for one, ruined it for Di Resta - along with the many thousands of fans who found themselves knee deep in mud in the surrounding car parks and campsites.
As for qualifying, Di Resta narrowly missed out on a place in the top 10 knowing he had the car to have reached Q3.
The race was then a disaster as the 26-year-old spun out seconds after the start after being tagged by Lotus' Romain Grosjean.
The incident resulted in a puncture, and although Di Resta made it back to the pits, he suffered serious damage to the floor to force him into retirement after two laps.
It was only Di Resta's second retirement in 28 races in Formula One, his first for 24 since the Turkish Grand Prix in May last year, one where he completed 44 of the 58 laps.
It meant the early F1 bath was a new experience to Di Resta, one that clearly still grates ahead of this weekend's race in Germany.
"It was the first grand prix I've not really completed since I started in Formula One," said Di Resta.
"I had a good long run of finishes, but you have to accept when things like that happen.
"It certainly wasn't my fault. It was just unfortunate trying to get back to the pits that it damaged a lot of the floor, and you can't do anything about it.
"When I look back it was a dull weekend all round - no running, the weather. The only good thing was the crowd.
"You get weekends like that that test you a little. I've been about long enough to know that.
"And it generally always happens at the weekend where you don't want it to happen.
"You just have to pick yourself up, get it out of your mind and get on with the next race.
"There are plenty of races still to go where we can hopefully fight for points."
With the season approaching the halfway point, Di Resta believes he has done all he can with the car at his disposal this season.
Lying 11th in the drivers' standings, Di Resta already has as many points to his name - 27 - as he accumulated throughout the whole of last season.
"Given what we've achieved I'm satisfied. We've been very close, very competitive," said Di Resta.
"We've given ourselves a good position as a race team to fight for some strong points, and we've had some very strong results.
"Now it's about making them more regular, making sure we are in the mix rather than taking silly risks to do something.
"It is fairly hectic from now on. There is only one race that is not part of a double header.
"So equally the pressure is on all the guys to stay focused and keep driving forward."