The rainstorms sweeping across Formula 1's most majestic circuit, the breathtaking Spa, make the sunshine at the last race in Hungary seem a distant memory.
In one sense, it is, because there has been a month's gap between races.
But however much Red Bull's rivals, most notably McLaren, tried to switch off during the sport's summer break, the performance advantage rolled out in Budapest by Adrian Newey's RB6 flying machine haunted their holiday down-time.
Without doubt, the longest faces can currently be found in the McLaren garage. The team's renowned resilience and resourcefulness look like being tested to the full.