That the arms race of spending within Formula One needed to be curtailed was clear to all.
Nico Rosberg took victory in an incident-filled Belgian Grand Prix, as Lewis Hamilton finishes third from the back row.
Hamilton can party all he likes.
This year Formula One has had not one silly season but two.
The second of the two press conferences held at a Formula One race weekend tends to be the drier. With the glamour boys going first on Thursday, Friday heralds the team principals and chief engineers.
Formula One could be sold to the owner of the NFL team Miami Dolphins and investors in Qatar in a deal worth £5bn.
Nico Rosberg has sharpened up his racing skills, as he promised.
With the 2014 F1 season in the books we're rating the drivers' performances over the course of the year. Next up we look at 11 through 8.
With the 2014 F1 season in the books we're rating the drivers' performances over the course of the year. Next up we look at 15 through 12.