The next seven weeks will decide where 2014 stands among the classic grand prix seasons. If the denouement is as dramatic as the beginning and the middle of the year, it will be right up there.
That goes against conventional wisdom, but cut through the politics, the complaints and the legitimate concerns about the future, the title fight has been spectacular this year.
Ideally, the battle should rage between not just a pair of drivers, but rivals in different teams. But while Mercedes has done all the winning it only takes two drivers to make a great title battle and Lewis Hamilton versus Nico Rosberg has had it all.