As GP2 joins Formula 1 in bursting back into life at Spa next week, the series is on the verge of crowning its seventh champion in the form of Romain Grosjean.
The DAMS driver's 25-point lead in the GP2 standings is not the biggest there has ever been in the history of the series. Nor is it beyond the record for the biggest points turnaround in a title fight. But Grosjean's performances in the back-to-back German and Hungarian rounds before the summer break effectively took the last remaining breaths out of the battle.
In the early rounds, GP2 2011 was shaping into a classic. None of the fancied contenders could get a foothold in the title race, and every weekend we came away with them all just as tightly bunched as ever.