No matter what the form book suggests from year to year, it seems nobody can touch Ferrari at the United States Grand Prix.
For the fifth time in seven US GPs at Indy, the Scuderia came home 1-2, and Michael Schumacher became the first man in history to win at this racetrack five times, breaking a tie with Rick Mears, AJ Foyt, Al Unser Sr and Jeff Gordon.
Felipe Massa and Michael Schumacher celebrate a Ferrari 1-2 on the Indianapolis podium © Reuters
That doesn't even tell the whole story - but for his bungled photo finish in 2002 (when he accidentally gifted the race to Rubens Barrichello), it could be his sixth win. Even so, it's still his fourth consecutive win on American soil, and he also broke the tie for most consecutive races led at Indy. Gordon led six consecutive Brickyard 400s, while Mears led the Indy 500 for six years in a row, but by keeping up his run of leading every F1 race at this circuit, Schumacher has now exceeded that mark.
Felipe Massa scored his best career finish in second, and led a race for only the second time in his F1 career - the previous time was for Sauber, when he led two laps at the 2004 Brazilian Grand Prix.