A flash-yellow Renault is being caned by Robert Kubica around Valencia's Ricardo Tormo circuit. Every cell in Kubica's body screams with delight at finally - after six years - being released once again to do the thing they were born to do: drive a Formula 1 car to its very limit.
Kubica's first flying lap of the track, which came shortly after 9am on June 6 2017, is a truly ecstatic moment - not least because it seems scarcely imaginable that it is even happening.
Just over six years ago, on Sunday February 6 2011, Kubica's career - and, it seemed possibly, his life - had come to a sickening halt in a ghastly crash on the Ronde di Andora rally in northern Italy. He'd been competing 'for fun' and to keep himself prickle-sharp in preparation for the upcoming F1 season, his second year with Renault F1.