While Formula 1 again finds itself weathering controversy, the upside of going straight from Germany to Hungary on consecutive weekends means that we don't have long to wait for the engines to drown out all the other noise.
Some bits of this weekend are easy enough to predict; not least the number of times that Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa and Stefano Domenicali will have to answer the same questions about driver favouritism.
Massa's potentially the only person who might welcome that line of inquiry, not only because he's the perceived victim in what shook out at Hockenheim, but also because he might embrace it as a break from being asked about his feelings for the track in light of his freakish crash last year.
The fact is that the Brazilian won't have given his accident a second thought. But the possibility that Massa could once again be asked whether he understands the ramifications of having Alonso behind him and traveling quicker will be another matter, not least because Massa's form in Budapest is historically pretty good.
Not only that, but Ferrari's should be too. The F10 likes slow corners and it has undoubtedly benefited from its recent updates, so it's safe to assume that Alonso and Massa will consider Hungary an opportunity for a good weekend.
Standing in Ferrari's way will be its chief partners in ambiguous driver status Red Bull Racing. Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel have both demonstrated title-worthy pace all season, but the team's extraordinary knack for squandering opportunities has made it its own worst enemy over the first half of the year. If it doesn't start consistently delivering upon its potential then the team will quickly find itself running out of races, and Hungary is as good a place to start as any.
The Hungaroring is expected to be less suitable for the McLarens, but once again the team's progress on the development front has been strong enough that Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button should be closer to the pace than they were in Monaco, even if their hopes of a win depend on something going haywire in front of them.
Elsewhere, Mercedes will be looking to continue it recent upswing in form, Vitaly Petrov will relish another chance to reinforce his claim to the second Renault seat beyond the end of the season, and Lotus will be looking to show everybody why Bernie Ecclestone thinks it's the only new team worth keeping.
The Hungarian Grand Prix might not be famed for overtaking, but it's quite creative at producing drama in other ways.