To the armchair fan, this weekend's race belonged to Fernando Alonso, who will head to Sepang in the championship lead that he has held continuously since winning there 12 months ago.
However, when historians look back on the event in years to come, the 2005 Bahrain Grand Prix will no doubt be remembered for the remarkable debut of Nico Rosberg, who recovered from a first-corner skirmish with Nick Heidfeld to become the 54th man in history to score points on a maiden appearance.
Nico Rosberg before the race in Bahrain © XPB/LAT
Joining a roll of honour that includes the likes of Jackie Stewart and Alain Prost would be reason alone to be proud, but Rosberg's biggest historical achievement was setting the fastest lap of the race, making him the youngest man ever to do so.
Bruce McLaren was a previous holder of the record, setting the quickest lap of the race at Aintree in 1959 - albeit a joint-fastest with Stirling Moss. Aged 21 years and 321 days, McLaren's record stood unchallenged for 44 years, until Fernando Alonso tied it at the 2003 Canadian Grand Prix.