As we salute a modern British Formula One hero, we prepare to welcome back an old stager - dare I say it, a true motor racing legend.
Jenson Button's fabulous breakthrough victory in Hungary will do much to endear him to his growing band of fervent fans back home. But 'our Jense' has a long way to go before he hits the heights of popularity that Nigel Mansell scaled in the late 1980s and early '90s.
Now, this weekend, Nigel will make what is very likely to be a glorious return to his spiritual home, Silverstone. Time for his old fans to dust off their Mansell union flags, and prepare to punch the air and yell like they used to as 'our Nige' does battle again, in the Grand Prix Masters race.
The Mansell era changed how F1 was perceived in Britain forever. James Hunt had briefly inspired fan hysteria during his McLaren days in the 1970s - the can-throwing mob demanding he be allowed to take the restart at the 1976 British GP was a shocking first for motorsport. But it stepped up a few more notches once Mansell got into his stride.