The doubters have their answer - Ferrari really are back. Not only did Michael Schumacher control the European Grand Prix weekend, but Felipe Massa underlined the squad's strength by virtually matching his team leader and taking his first Formula One podium.
This time the celebrations were perhaps a little more routine - the sense of euphoric relief apparent a fortnight ago now replaced by the calm satisfaction so often evident in Ferrari's dominant recent seasons. Of course we are at the front, they seem to say, where else did you expect us to be?
"I thought we looked good already at the first race, so it's not a surprise," said Schumacher, with the air of someone back in their customary place after too long away. "With the exception of Malaysia, where we probably weren't that competitive, in the rest of the races we had the package available.