With the waving of the chequered flag at Monza, Formula 1 left the European leg of the 2010 season behind, packed the flight cases, stocked up on jetlag remedies and embarked upon the final grueling cluster of flyaway races.
First stop: Singapore, and in championship terms, the potential for all sorts of intrigue.
Monza was popularly expected to be Red Bull's last weak track for the season and if that's the case, Christian Horner and co will be relatively happy to have left Italy with a fourth and sixth. Even more pleasingly from Austria's point of view, Lewis Hamilton's 'must win' race instead ended with the Briton trudging back to the pits without completing a lap.
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Singapore, then, is tipped to mark a return to Red Bull territory. The team insists that the more stringent flex-tests have not blunted the RB6's competitive edge, and the bumps around the Marina Bay street circuit will offer as clear an indication as any of whether that's the case.
If it is, then main rivals McLaren and Ferrari can take some comfort in the fact that Red Bull's track record in Singapore is not all that great. Mark Webber has never finished there, Sebastian Vettel was fourth last year and David Coulthard seventh in 2008.
But they'll also be taking steps to support their own cause. McLaren will bring a new front wing that it hopes will help negate its vulnerability on slower circuits, and Ferrari's upgrades are spearheaded by a new floor in the latest step of the never-ending search for more downforce.
Dark horses? Robert Kubica seems to have this spot permanently reserved, and historically (to the extent that you can say that about an event that's only been run twice previously), he's been pretty handy around Marina Bay. Nico Rosberg could potentially have sprung an upset in Singapore last year, and he also might fancy his chances again if things fall his way. But barring some sort of disaster at the front, it's hard to imagine any of the fringe dwellers really bothering the heavyweights.
The 25 points covering the top five in the drivers championship might not sound like much under the new points system. But with just five races to go, any points that are squandered cheaply might not be easily recoverable.