So that's it. After 19 races, 18 countries, five different race winners and the crowning of a double world champion, the chequered flag has fallen for the last time in 2011.
So what happens now? Some drivers will take a break, others will still be thrashing out their contracts for next season, while some may be wondering if that was their last Formula 1 race.
Webber took the final chequered flag of the year in Brazil © sutton-images.com
Back in the factories, nothing stands still. Whether in the UK, Italy, Spain or Switzerland, the teams will be coming up with a master plan of how to be two steps ahead of the rest. For some teams, plans for the 2012 car started months ago, and while those new challengers are becoming a reality, the 2011 warriors are being laid to rest.
If you're a geek like me, when you read a book or look online at lists of race winners, you don't just take the words at face value.
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