After the kind of season we've had, it's always quite a difficult task to look back and try and pick the defining moments that made the year.
You know, those split seconds that change the course of history - be they genius moves behind the wheel, major blunders by teams and drivers, or behind-the-scenes decisions that helped set in motion the events that delivered us a finale like never before.
You could look at Lewis Hamilton's Montreal slip-up as the key factor in making the year so close. Or Massa's engine failure in Budapest. Then there was Spa and the stewards; Ferrari's pitstop disaster in Singapore; Hamilton's composure being solidified by off-track hassle in China - or even the rain that came down in the final minutes at Interlagos.
But if you start scraping away at the surface of these events - try to put them in the context of what caused them and what they caused - you soon realise that all of the above examples are simply part and parcel of the normal tumult of a Formula One racing season.