The furore over fuel which may yet decide the F1 championship should not overshadow a stunning performance by Lewis Hamilton and a clinical drive to victory by Kimi Raikkonen.
Raikkonen is the champion for now, pending an investigation into yesterday’s result.
The Finn stormed to victory in his Ferrari in Brazil yesterday with team mate Felipe Massa right behind him and closest challenger Fernando Alonso almost a minute in arrears.
Meanwhile Hamilton blasted through the pack to finish within ten seconds of winning the title.
He passed car after car in a thrilling display of bravery, risking disaster with every move. Hamilton flew past home hero Rubens Barrichello from an impossible distance in a move which must rank as one of the best of the season.
It brought back memories of Michael Schumacher’s final race at the same circuit last year when he too dropped to the back of the field before passing rival after rival.
Raikkonen and Hamilton showed us how championships should be fought for – by racers who dazzle us with their sporting prowess, not by squabbling over the minutiae of the rules in a darkened courtroom.
I bet Hamilton would rather be champion on the track than on appeal.
Did you watch the F1 title decider? Does Kimi Raikkonen or Lewis Hamilton deserve the title?