On the final lap, Michael Schumacher fought off Mark Webber for P3 and his first podium since 2006. But up ahead in the distance, basking in the sunshine of Valencia, the Ferrari of Fernando Alonso came to an emotional stop. Right in front of a huge grandstand of Spanish fans. He got out, waved the national flag and even jumped along with them. He later declared it his most memorable win.
It was the scene reminiscent of his maiden Formula 1 victory eighteen victories ago.