There's a compelling reason why Ferrari enjoys - for now at least - a preferential share of the commercial takings of F1, beyond what's due from its placing in the constructors' championship.
Dozens of teams have come and gone, leaving barely a ripple. But what would F1 be like without Ferrari, a marque that's been part of the fabric of the sport since day one? It's unthinkable.
Win, lose or flunk, cars bearing the Prancing Horse insignia are infused with a dose of Enzo charisma, even now, almost three decades after the founder's death. Enzo Ferrari lived to race: he built and sold road cars only to fund the Scuderia, and his team lives on because of that passion, regardless of modern corporate niceties.