No-one really understands the strange magic that has made the humble Hungaroring the scene of so many of British motorsport's greatest moments in the past decade-and-a-half, but it is obviously still alive.
Where else would have been a more poignant location for Jenson Button to finally, finally win his first Formula One race than the track where Nigel Mansell finally, finally became world champion in 1992, having driven one of his greatest ever races to win from 12th there three years earlier? And where Damon Hill topped the podium for the first time in 1993, and nearly did the same for Arrows in that remarkable 1997 race?
Although Button's long wait for victory had become a media preoccupation, he hadn't really endured any of the gut-wrenching, last gasp, disaster-while-leading, heartbreaks that Mansell and Hill had endured prior to their first successes. There had just been countless days when - however well Button drove - someone else always had a faster package.