All empires fall. Interference from above shattered Jean Todt's superteam, put the brakes on Ferrari's serial championship domination, and once again left them chasing dreams.
Sebastian Vettel would properly cherish a world championship won in a Ferrari.
Of all the drivers racing on the 2018 grid, he'd get it more than any of them. To join the canon; to add to his Red Bull haul with F1's greatest team and equal Fangio's title tally of five; to follow in the wheel tracks of his friend and countryman Michael Schumacher; and to achieve what Fernando Alonso failed to pull off in five seasons. How satisfying for a man who carries the Prancing Horse shield into battle with heartfelt pride. He'd wear that title well.