Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has revealed that he was so angry at the dramatic turn of events in the final seconds of the Brazilian Grand Prix, which cost Felipe Massa the world championship, that he smashed a television set.
Massa had looked on course to snatch the world title from rival Lewis Hamilton's grasp, before the McLaren driver grabbed the fifth spot he needed just two corners before the chequered flag.
That move meant Massa lost the title by just one point - and resulted in di Montezemolo taking his frustration out on a television set.
"I broke the television, I must tell the truth," Reuters quoted di Montezemolo saying from a press conference at the Ferrari Finals in Mugello. "When a television breaks it makes a terrible bang.
"My daughter in the other room was given an awful fright. Luckily we had another television so I was able to watch the podium ceremony, which I enjoyed."
Di Montezemolo is not the only Ferrari employee to have vented his frustration so explicitly - with the official video summary on formula1.com showing a Ferrari mechanic head butting a garage hoarding after realising Massa had not won the title.
Despite his anger, however, di Montezemolo has said he is now philosophical about what happened.
"I reckon that in the history of F1, we have never seen a world championship decided on the last bend of the last lap of the last Grand Prix," he said. "And we've never seen a driver crossing the finish line as a world champion."
"Miracles, when they happen, usually only happen once. I say that because last year was a miracle. A repeat is usually impossible. In Brazil, with Massa, we were in the process of producing another miracle."
And di Montezemolo made special reference to the efforts of Kimi Raikkonen this year who, although out the hunt for the drivers' championship, played a key role in allowing Ferrari to win the constructors' title.
He did first of all joke, however, that Raikkonen did not appear to be himself in the final part of the season - when he was left firmly in the shadow by Massa.
"Is it really you, the real Kimi, the one in flesh and bones?" said di Montezemolo at Raikkonen, who was sat in the same room as him. "Or is it a friend of yours, a stand-in, the one that in the last Grands Prix was racing for Ferrari? Because in my opinion, Kimi, you were a bit tired and you let a friend of yours race for a while. OK, enough kidding.
Kimi has been a world champion right up to the last race this year. He has contributed to two constructors' titles," he said. "His points were fundamental. With all respect for Lewis Hamilton...I'm happy with my drivers, the best pair in the world."