I apologise if my deepest reflection on the 2005 season is shaped by that incredible race at Suzuka, which has already exhausted most of the superlatives in the Thesaurus.
But I did go home wondering what effect Fernando Alonso's drive might have on Michael Schumacher. Specifically, on Schumacher's desire to keep putting himself on the line when there's probably half a billion plus in the bank, he's had 14 years in the limelight and been first past the chequer more than 80 times.
It's easy to go over the top when you see something like Alonso's pass of Schumacher around the outside of 130R. But it was very special.
The move that got most attention in Japan, of course, was Kimi Raikkonen's last lap pass of Giancarlo Fisichella. Because it won the race. But passing Giancarlo is not like passing Michael.