Sebastian Vettel stylishly clinched his fourth straight world championship with a devastating victory won through sheer, pummelling, relentless pace, delivered within a strategy made tricky by the extreme wear rate of the softer option tyre around the Buddh International Circuit.
Yet this 26-year-old phenomenon made it look child's play.
Two of the other three men to have won four titles - Fangio and Prost - had not yet won a grand prix when they were Vettel's age. Fangio, in fact, had yet to even make his debut. Are even Michael Schumacher's records safe from Vettel's grasp?