It's hardly surprising they were all lost for words: on the team's home ground, one of Formula One's smallest squads dismissed Ferrari, McLaren and all their other rivals to take a consummate victory from pole position in the Italian Grand Prix, thanks in large part to a sublime and extraordinarily mature performance by 21-year-old German Sebastian Vettel.
There had always been so many question marks and caveats hanging over Vettel. He was clearly good, but had he made the same staggering impression as Robert Kubica when both were BMW test drivers? Had he really been that much of a step forward over Scott Speed when he joined Toro Rosso? Was he in the same class as the Kubica/Lewis Hamilton crowd? Was his burst of speed in mid-2008 due to an unfair rule loophole that allowed Toro Rosso to run an Adrian Newey-designed car with a powerful Ferrari engine?
His Monza drive has answered a lot of those questions, and dismissed all of those doubts.