Richard Phillips was a very tired, but a very relieved man when I spoke to him on Monday morning. The managing director of Silverstone was just drawing breath after the most demanding week of his year.
He had every right to enjoy a moment of satisfaction: the British Grand Prix of 2007 should be considered a roaring success.
OK, so the race itself failed to live up to its promise and the partisan crowd didn't get the Lewis Hamilton victory they wanted. But that wasn't Silverstone's fault. They kept up their end of the bargain.
The focus on Lewis and the continuing mutation of the F1 spy scandal story took some of the heat out of the saga about Silverstone's future as a Grand Prix venue. For once, this old chestnut was not the main talking point of British motorsport's biggest weekend of the season.