Last Sunday's United States Grand Prix will go down in history as the race that delivered Lewis Hamilton's third world title (and the only consecutive crown for a British driver to date) after a thrilling event made that way (predominantly) by the vagaries of Hurricane Patricia.
The weekend disruption caused by the cyclonic weather pattern camouflaged, though, a host of backstage developments, all of which have the potential to alter the face of F1 - some not even obviously so - assuming they come to fruition. However, as will become clear, not all was instantly comprehendible, certain nuances playing out all weekend, at times in the strangest of ways.
With the race following on - as per last year - from the Russian round, there were always going to be quasi-tensions, particularly after F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone made some rather cutting comments about the USA and its citizens on Russian television. Would he make the trip, many wondered. If so, how would the now 85-year-old (he celebrates on Wednesday) be received in the Land of the Free?