One way or another, Bahrain was a pretty good race, as once again it showed how closely matched Ferrari and McLaren are right now. Felipe Massa became the third winner in as many races, Lewis Hamilton vanquished his teammate, and the day ended with the top three drivers equal on 22 points.
However, the single most entertaining moment involved a third party interloper. When Nick Heidfeld swooped around the outside of Fernando Alonso, a spontaneous ripple of applause swept through the Sakhir media centre. The double world champion had been cleanly overtaken by the season's hottest underdog.
"The problem was his top speed was better than mine," Heidfeld said afterwards. "He had a small mistake in Turn 13, and then it kept on for like three corners, and finally I managed to go around the outside.