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Lewis Hamilton and 5 Other Formula 1 Defeat-from-the-Jaws-of-Victory Moments

In terms of pure sporting achievement, Nico Rosberg's victory at the 2015 Monaco Grand Prix last weekend may not rank anywhere near Michael Jordan's jump shot to beat Cleveland in 1989 or Liverpool's Champions League comeback against AC Milan in 2005. The feelings elicited by these events, however—particularly for fans of the Cavaliers, the Rossoneri or Lewis Hamilton—are largely the same: feelings of despondency, of being robbed, of being so close to victory that you could almost taste the champagne. They are also the feelings that keep us watching sports—that keep us coming back for more. In the minute or so it took Hamilton and the Mercedes team to make their ill-fated decision to pit under a safety car, the entire race...

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