The resigned slump of their shoulders said it all
The way a driver had to apply themselves to racing in Formula 1 had changed forever - and they knew it. The podium at the 1992 Belgian Grand Prix heralded the revolution.
Nigel Mansell, then 39, and his Williams team-mate Riccardo Patrese, 38, looked weary. Standing between them was a sprightly, ebullient Michael Schumacher, 15 years their junior, who had just taken his first grand prix victory to establish himself as the new heir to the Formula 1 throne.
Barely a bead of sweat stood out on the brow of this young German as he leapt from the top step.
Schumacher's Benetton team-mate Martin Brundle recognised immediately his game-changing impact.