The immediate aftermath of the 2014 IndyCar season felt a bit like the recovery period that follows a very large party. There was a sense that an awful lot had just happened in a very short period of time, but processing it was a bit of a struggle.
Somewhere in the haze, Takuma Sato had kicked the season off by starting from pole in St Petersburg, Tony Kanaan rounded things out by winning for the first time in Dario Franchitti's old car at Fontana, and Will Power spared himself another 12 months of talking about near-misses by finally securing his first IndyCar championship.
Along the way, Juan Pablo Montoya won a race, which a lot of people didn't expect. Carlos Huertas also won a race. People didn't expect that either. (Truth be told, that bit still doesn't seem real).