It's starting to look like 2002 and 2004 all over again - except this time the car at the front is a Renault and not a Ferrari, and the driver is Fernando Alonso and not Michael Schumacher.
For the fifth time this season, the Spaniard emerged the race winner, and his victory never looked in doubt right from the get-go. After the early safety car period was over, Alonso set the fastest lap eight times in nine laps, and immediately following the first pitstops he was circulating in the 1:22.5 range while no other driver could get below 1:23.
Alonso's season has now officially reached record-breaking proportions. Only twice before had a driver began the season with eight top-two finishes in a row - Alain Prost in 1988 and Michael Schumacher in 1994. Both of those drivers failed to score in round eight of their respective seasons, and coincidentally, both of those races were at Silverstone.
Alonso now has 14 consecutive podiums, and while that seems quite a way behind Michael Schumacher's all-time record of 19 (set over the 2001-2002 seasons), nobody would bet against the Spaniard matching or breaking the German's record.