Tires shredded like paper, rubber flew everywhere and cars flitted in and out of pit lane like shoppers in a supermarket parking lot.
Slapped with penalties ahead of Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying, Red Bull's Mark Webber and Mercedes Lewis Hamilton knew they had to put in a strong showing just to remain in the top 10. They both managed it, barely.
It can't possibly get much worse for Red Bull's Mark Webber.
Despite setting the pace under cold and wet conditions on Friday, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton downplayed his chances of successfully competing for the Formula One title in his first season with the German team.
Ferrari is considering an appeal that could result in Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel being stripped of his Formula One title for an illegal overtaking maneuver in the season-ending race.
Formula One team Toro Rosso says its current driver line-up of Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne will race again in the 2013 season.
Watch out behind, here comes Michael Schumacher!