Lando Norris won the title, but the McLaren protege was just one of four super-talents who fought out the Formula 3 European Championship this season.
One by one the challenges of Callum Ilott, Joel Eriksson and Maximilian Gunther - each of whom would be as worthy of the tag of Euro F3 champion as many past title winners - fell away. It was the relentless pace of Norris, who rarely had a bad day, and the remarkable hard work of the Carlin team that sealed things.
They weren't the only star drivers. The field wasn't the biggest it's ever been, but seven people won races and, perhaps partly because of the effect of the new Dallara aero package, fortunes swung more dramatically from session to session than they have done for a very long time in F3.