After the elation of a perfect one-two result in Hungary, which produced a handy 14-point lead for Sebastian Vettel in the world championship, Ferrari could head into Formula 1's summer break in buoyant mood.
But now its summer holiday is over, the grid has reconvened for the Belgian Grand Prix, and Ferrari must face up to the reality of the massive challenge it faces in trying to retain this positive momentum.
Spa will be an acid test of Ferrari's stomach for this title fight. The Hungaroring was Ferrari's ideal circuit: short, twisty, smooth, hot. It suited Ferrari's high-rake, high-downforce philosophy perfectly, and the result was its best performance since Monaco.