As the Formula One paddock sat there revelling in the glory of F1's first night race on Sunday, the one word you would never have imagined anyone describing the inaugural Singapore Grand Prix as was 'humiliating'
To anyone who experienced the spectacle of Singapore first hand last weekend, there was nothing but absolute praise for what the race organisers had done. And for those who watched it at home on television, have you ever seen a grand prix track look so spectacular as the helicopter swooped from race track to city scape?
Yes, there were a few issues with bumps and some minor tweaks needed ahead of the 2009 race, but it really was a five-star weekend that put F1 back at the top of the world of sport after a summer dominated by the Beijing Olympics.
Kerbing in the chicane © LAT
So when Luca di Montezemolo weighed in with his views about the event and the way the race was decided by the safety car as being 'humiliating' for F1, it left an air of total disbelief with those of us who had been there.