After winning his fourth Formula 1 world championship, his third in four years, Lewis Hamilton confirmed himself as statistically the greatest British racing driver of them all. That fourth crown places him ahead of revered compatriots such as Jim Clark and Sir Jackie Stewart, and he had already long since cleared James Hunt and Nigel Mansell's single titles.
There will always be disputes over which great is greater, since it is so difficult to compare rigorously across eras. But there is no arguing against raw statistics - and it is here where Hamilton shines so brightly.
His tally of 62 grand prix victories is double that of the next best Briton - Mansell. He holds the all-time record for pole positions on 72, three clear of Michael Schumacher. Clark is the second-best-placed Briton on 33.