The first-corner carnage at Spa robbed us of what the unusual-looking grid suggested would be a sensational Belgian Grand Prix.
While we did get some action as cars that were out of position worked their way through, had all the top-10 qualifiers made it round the first lap intact, it surely would have been a much better spectacle.
However, none of that should detract from the superb performance of Jenson Button. We'll never know for sure what would have happened had everyone else stayed on the road, but he'd already done half the job by getting to La Source safely in front, and there's little solid evidence to suggest that anyone else would have had the speed to beat him in a straight fight.
Indeed from the moment he secured pole in such convincing style the race seemed to be Jenson's to lose. Come Sunday, he didn't put a foot wrong.