For the past few seasons, Formula One has been governed by a double trilogy, if I can put it that way: three great teams, three great drivers. And it has been even more symmetrical than that, in fact, because those three great teams have each enjoyed the services of one of those three great drivers: Kimi Raikkonen at McLaren, Fernando Alonso at Renault, and Michael Schumacher at Ferrari.
In 2006, victory-wise, Kimi and McLaren took a rain-check (but, operating separately now, each will drop by the winners' circle to claim on that rain-check in 2007, you may be well sure of that). So 2006 was all about Renault versus Ferrari, and Fernando versus Michael - and, neck and neck all the way, those two great teams and those two great drivers gave us a wonderfully dramatic season, one of the most nail-biting for years.
And 2007 could be just as exciting - and less predictable. My money is on Kimi and Ferrari, but as yet it is both too close, and too early, to call.
So, rather than try to make form predictions about 2007, or indeed re-live 2006, let's instead look forward to November 15th 2006. That looming date, lest we forget, is the deadline by which all applications to enter the 2007 FIA Formula One world championship must be lodged.