Mercedes' tribute to 125 years of motor racing, and its own role in that milestone, last weekend was a gloriously colourful commemoration of a crucial part of history.
Although the German Grand Prix did not go to plan, Mercedes heads to Hungary this weekend knowing an immediate recovery victory is likely, if not a foregone conclusion. That means it has the chance to honour a different anniversary, one that carries a much lower profile, with a win.
Few would have considered it a harbinger of things to come when Lewis Hamilton scored what was effectively a consolation victory in a disappointing 2009 campaign with McLaren. But it did mark a seminal moment in Mercedes' modern history, laying the foundation for everything Hamilton and the works Mercedes squad have achieved since 2014, and what Mercedes is eyeing as its next challenge.