German Grand Prix shenanigans
It's now Monday afternoon and I'm sitting on the sofa trying to carry out two difficult tasks. Firstly, trying not to get covered in six inches of dust as builders in the next room demolish the chimney breast, which is a job almost as messy as the one Ferrari carried out on the track at the weekend.
And that's my second job, trying to summarise a truly incredible German Grand Prix.
I've seen some remarkable scenes in the past 18 months from the Brawn miracle in Melbourne at the start of 2009, Felipe Massa's accident 12 months ago, Mark Webber's first win and Jenson Button's title celebrations.
One thing we've always strived to do, alongside David Coulthard and Eddie Jordan, is to transmit the atmosphere to you guys at home. To take you from the sofa to the pitlane and get you as close to the action as we are. I've spent the last couple of days asking myself if we managed that on Sunday. What do you think?
The first thing to explain is what happened when the "swap" actually happened.
I was watching with Eddie and David upstairs in the Red Bull Energy Station, where DC had just got his hands on some chocolate raisins and waved farewell to a departing Boris Becker. I'd made some tea, and EJ was receiving texts from various people about his attire as usual... in other words it was a normal GP watching experience for us.
Suddenly the atmosphere changed beyond all comprehension. Eddie leapt in the air and declared it was "not at all on!" to anyone who would listen, DC shook his head and looked a little bewildered, while I got that kind of feeling you only experience when you feel a real sense of injustice.
I'm sure you can relate to the kind of feeling I had. Perhaps you felt it too at the time or maybe you got it when Frank Lampard's goal wasn't given at the World Cup or when Thierry Henry handballed France to the World Cup finals. The kind of outrage where you just know that something isn't right.
I've spoken to all our experts at length on this subject and whatever the argument for scrapping the team orders rule, the simple thing is that it is outlawed, therefore it is wrong, and it's clearly something many of you feel very strongly about too.
Our pundits all made the point that this goes on a lot, but we don't know it's happening. That may be the case, but only when it's as clear as it seemed on Sunday can we react to it, and it's clear from your reactions how strongly some of you detest a concocted race result.
All this led to a very odd atmosphere in the pitlane post-race. We usually head out to the pitlane as the cars are arriving under the podium, but instead of the usual party atmosphere it almost felt like people were embarrassed to celebrate a win that was undoubtedly a great boost to Ferrari's title chances on two fronts.
Eddie Jordan is many things, but predictable certainly isn't one of them. There are few people with more disregard for the discipline of live TV than Eddie so I shouldn't have been too surprised that he suddenly darted, whippet-like, away from David and myself to track down Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali. And all credit to him for that.
It would have been very easy for the Ferrari boss to disappear into his team motorhome and not entertain our wish for an interview, but EJ made that pretty much impossible for him.
It was also immediately abundantly clear that he felt his team had done nothing wrong and were not set for any action from the FIA.
Well we eventually finished on BBC One and headed off for our usual Red Button shenanigans which were equally entertaining. Whilst Sebastian Vettel threatened to drench DC in champagne and Eddie declared himself a 'fashion icon', we also got a real sense of the changing picture out in the paddock.
My apologies to Pete the cameraman for me suddenly asking him to spin round and film what was going on behind him... he did, however, manage it admirably!
We were live with Toro Rosso, and through the large windows we could see the world's media haring up and down the paddock as word emerged that Ferrari were indeed in hot water and they'd received a fine to start with and a more ominous referral to the World Motorsport Council.
And so now we turn our attention to the next Grand Prix, Harriet had a long face when I told her I wouldn't need to unpack everything from my weekend bag... we fly to Hungary in Wednesday!
We'll do our very best to get access to the main players in Budapest and rest assured that whether we are granted an audience with Stefano, Fernando or Felipe or not... we will be requesting them. These are kind of stories we won't shy away from. And there are plenty of questions that need answering.
My original intention was for this to be a video blog, however, after our 90 minute F1 Forum and then waiting for the stewards to confirm the result it was time to hotfoot it to the airport... you can guess the conversation on the plane.
It was a rather incredible end to a special weekend. A weekend where earlier I fulfilled a long term ambition to make it the site of Jim Clark's fatal crash in 1968.
What we didn't have time to explain on air was that Sarah the producer, Matt the cameraman and I had to have two bites at the apple. On the Thursday evening we set off to film the piece, however the weather closed in, it became very dark and rainy and despite our best efforts, two hours of searching proved fruitless. Sarah also regretted wearing a pair of black slip-on pumps! We had to return to the woods the following afternoon and at the second attempt we thankfully found the spot.
I love history and always tune in to Time Team, Who Do You Think You Are or the like, and to walk along the old track that is slowly being eaten up by the forest and returning to the lush greenery it once was, really touched me. In 20 or so years I imagine it will be almost impossible to see where the track ever flashed through the trees. One day that small wooden cross will just be in the middle of the woods. A shame.
Perhaps one day the decisions Ferrari made on the track on Sunday will be exactly the same as the old Hockenheimring. Swallowed up by the slow march of time and no longer seen as it once was.
For now though, it's hot on the agenda. There may well be a change of rules and team orders could most definitely return in the not too distant future, but for now, we will do what we did over the weekend when it came to the late Jim Clark... keep on searching for the answers we need.