So, it has come down to this. After 17 races, Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa will touch down in Brazil as the only two drivers still capable of winning the world championship.
Hamilton has a seven-point advantage courtesy of his emphatic win in China two weeks ago, but you only have to cast your mind back to what happened at Interlagos last year to appreciate that a points lead at the start of the weekend doesn't come with any guarantees.
Whatever happens at Interlagos, Formula One is going to crown a new world champion. And as vehemently as those that support one camp or the other will disagree, the fact is that both of the contenders would be worthy recipients. Each has had his moments of genius during 2008, and equally, each has committed his share of howlers.