After the rolling hills and wildly varying corners of Spa, a completely different challenge awaits the drivers and teams this weekend in the form of a flat-out blast through the Royal Park at Monza.
The last of the ultra high-speed circuits on the calendar, Monza is amongst the oldest venues in grand prix racing. Its thick forests and ghostly banking might seem a stark counterpoint to the Prancing Horse logos and air horns of the wildly enthusiastic local tifosi, but the combination makes for an atmosphere that most other events can only dream of matching.
Ferrari have a proud history at its home event, but with two wins from the last three years, McLaren have proved more than capable of spoiling the party. Yet while the teams might have Monza covered, the drivers are a different matter - none of this year's main championship contenders have ever won there.