Only a hit from Lewis Hamilton put a taint on Red Bull’s day at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
As Alexander Albon was sent spinning out of second place behind team-mate Max Verstappen on the penultimate lap, it ruined the team’s chance of a double podium, or perhaps even a one-two finish.
Albon’s misfortune, though, did promote former Red Bull driver Pierre Gasly – now back at Toro Rosso after his demotion mid-season – into second place.
That gave Red Bull’s junior team their second podium of the year, after Daniil Kvyat’s third place in Germany, and engine partner Honda the biggest boost of all.
Not only did Honda get a one-two, but they achieved the second place in the best manner possible for an engine manufacturer – a drag race to the line, against the formerly dominant Mercedes power.