The Schumacher-Ferrari years: too monotonous to recall with any nostalgic glow or a glorious era of unprecedented car-and-driver Formula 1 dominance that was a privilege to witness? It really does depend on who you talk to.
But even those who remember those years between 2000 and 2004 only with a shudder must surely give credit where due. Shock-and-awe Michael Schumacher in his Prancing Horse pomp set the benchmark to which Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton, Red Bull and Mercedes have all since aspired. Schumi, in perfect partnership with Ross Brawn, Rory Byrne and Jean Todt, changed everything.
It didn't happen overnight. Four increasingly desperate seasons of near-misses and controversy preceded the run of five consecutive drivers' titles. We all wondered what might happen when they hit their stride, before our hopes/fears (delete as applicable) were confirmed with the car shown here.