Just two weeks ago, Silverstone's future on the Formula 1 calendar appeared to be under considerable threat.
That was thanks to the growing desire, some might say blind determination, to pull off a grand prix on the streets of London. And yet, following the news that the British Grand Prix's fate has been secured and Silverstone will host the race for the next five years, it is difficult not to believe this has been an inevitability since last year.
The 2018 British GP, then badged as potentially the penultimate F1 race at Silverstone, was an entertaining race. Home hero Lewis Hamilton qualified on pole in stunning fashion, then charged from the back to second after being nerfed around at the start by Kimi Raikkonen. Sebastian Vettel won after a late reshuffle caused by a safety car, and good time was had by pretty much all.