An absorbing Italian Grand Prix was matched by the scenes around the race.
Although Sebastian Vettel took another commanding victory for Red Bull, the Ferrari-supporting Tifosi were treated to Fernando Alonso leading the grand prix early on and taking a podium.
There was also a massive crash at the first corners while Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher became embroiled in a scary battle in the first half of the race.
And, for the more casual viewer, there were the grid girls to focus on...
The drivers are welcomed by the Italian GP grid girls.
Jenson's girl prior to a race in which he took second spot with another accomplished drive.
Vettel has to defend from Hamilton after a slow start, while Alonso takes advantage to race into the lead.
While behind them on the opening corners there is a massive smash involving Vitantonio Liuzzi, Vitaly Petrov and Nico Rosberg.
More eye candy on the grid as the fans soak up the atmosphere.
Vettel is not to be denied for long by Alonso - and from there streaks away.
This lady doesn't look very Italian to us...
Hamilton is held up by Schumacher - and is not very happy as the German seems to flout the 'one-move' rule repeatedly.
Michael? Drive unfairly? Never!
Felipe Massa drops down the order in the sister Scuderia in an the incident which spells the end of Mark Webber's race.
Someone's spotted the camera...
Vettel takes a brilliant win that puts him close to a second World Championship title.
Almost as happy as the German is Spaniard Alonso, who finished third...
... to the joy of the assembled Tifosi.