Sunday was proof once more that fast, flowing racetracks provide close racing. It really isn't rocket science.
The simplicity of Phillip Island, where acres of run-off allow the configuration to survive from the 1950s, is obviously key. But, with so many circuits being built over the past decade that have over-seated and under-filled themselves, a lesson should be learned from the classic places.
Istanbul Park is a shining example of how Hermann Tilke and his Apple mouse can craft a good place, but it took a few mistakes before that one got hewn from earth with some class. The major problem with Turkey is that it's in the wrong place: like about 1500 miles too far East. Turkey and motorsport history are up their with North Korea's list of famous drivers.
There appears to be hope for the plans on Donington Park's revamp. But the world has got more pressing financial worries at the moment than whether to pump $175m into an F1 venue that needs to be built in just over 12 months from its potential planning permission date in January.