Those who got to the end of the attritional, frenetic Austrian Grand Prix without having their breath taken away must have been watching something else entirely. Even the quieter moments within the race possessed a bubbling undercurrent of intrigue; the gaps on the timing screen and radio orders all contributed to the first Formula 1 race of 2020's final crescendo.
Usually, this is the point where we'd delve into all of the technical upgrades on show over the course of the weekend - and we'll still do that - but ultimately one can argue that the war of marginal gains and shaving away fractions of laptime with aerodynamic additions was not of great importance. 'It's what's inside that counts' was firmly Sunday's mantra.
Perhaps the clue was in the preceding F2 races, which enjoyed their fair share of technical trip-ups - in particular, Giuliano Alesi's mid-race barbecue was a spectacular sight - but there was a catalogue of reliability issues at the big-kid table too as teething troubles reared their ugly heads.