On a weekend when the erstwhile dominant Mercedes team struggled for pace, and tyres once again took centre stage (though this time not because of blowouts or pressure controversies), former Red Bull team-mates Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo reminded the world why they are currently two of the best Formula 1 drivers on the grid.
These two were a clear step ahead of their opposition around the floodlit Marina Bay street circuit. But neither was a clear step ahead of the other in a tight 61-lap race, with a definite question mark over whether the timely double appearance of the safety car ultimately helped Vettel's Ferrari free itself from Ricciardo's baited hook.
Vettel has a supreme record around this place, where the cars are less dependent on their aerodynamics and engine power, while skilful drivers - when possessing cars with a good mechanical set-up, strong and stable brakes, and decent traction - can really come to the fore. His third victory of 2015 for Ferrari means the four-time world champion has now won four of the last five editions of this race.