It is symptomatic of the 2007 Formula One season that the last venue where the championship was decided was not on a racetrack but in the splendid conference room of Sidley Austin in London, where the FIA's International Court of Appeal (ICA) ruled that the results at Interlagos would stand and that Kimi Raikkonen would be crowned the 2007 world champion.
And who is Sidley Austin? A successor to Lord Austin's Motor Company perhaps, or to sports cars marque Austin-Healey?
Sadly, no. Sidley Austin is an Anglo-American law firm of 1,600 lawyers - more team members even than Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - and McLaren's challenge to the outcome of the 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix was heard there because Sidley Austin is the FIA's law firm.