Orson Welles's Harry Lime might not have had much time for the Swiss, but the BMW Sauber team have their own personality, and it was fun to see the guys let their hair down after the amazing result in Canada. That win has been a long time coming, and for it to happen with the other car in second place - the same way that Jordan broke their duck at Spa 10 years ago - made it even better.
Among those with the biggest smile was team manager Beat Zehnder, whose career with the team goes way back to the Group C days, when he was a mechanic for the likes of Jean-Louis Schlesser and Jochen Mass. He remains a close friend of 2001 Sauber driver Kimi Raikkonen, but for once he didn't mind that his old pal had endured a bit of misfortune.
"I'm speechless, I don't know what to say!," smiled Beat. "I'm overwhelmed. It's been 15 and a half years in F1, 260 races, so it's a very bad average. It's only chief mechanic Urs Kuratle and me who did all the races in F1. Two or three times we've been very close, with Jean Alesi, with Heinz-Harald Frentzen, with Johnny Herbert, and now it happened. I think we deserved this win, and not only in terms of the length that we were in F1."