Nico Rosberg won a third consecutive grand prix for the first time in his career in Abu Dhabi, comfortably beating world champion Lewis Hamilton to continue his newly discovered form.
The run counts for little, arriving off the back of Hamilton’s title win in Austin, although it will give the German renewed hope of challenging again next season.
Like many he will be looking ahead rather than behind at the season gone by, with the continuation of Mercedes dominance making for an underwhelming year in which entertainment has been hard to come by.
Bosses are aware that changes need to be made to make the sport more competitive, although as things stand only Ferrari are in a position to challenge the status quo as winter testing approaches.
Having said that there have been highlights along the way, and inevitable dramas which would look right at home in any classic year in the sport’s history.
So what better way to celebrate those moments than by rolling out our imaginary red carpet?
Welcome to the Top Gear F1 Awards 2015…