Sometimes when a race win looks easy from the outside, the victorious driver will have a completely different story of being made to work overtime in the cockpit and how difficult the Grand Prix had been for him.
But not so in the case of Sebastian Vettel's race on Sunday at Spa-Francorchamps, which from the sound of it could hardly have gone any better or smoother even in his wildest dreams.
"It was fantastic race for us - from start to finish really very good tactics," enthused the reigning world champion and current championship leader. "Fantastic result, can't be any better!"
Seemingly the only thing that had puzzled the newly-blond Vettel the entire weekend at Spa was the crowd reaction during the post-race presentation and interviews. "We are a bit confused down here because the crowd is booing and cheering and booing and we don't understand why," he said, unaware of the Greenpeace protest taking place above and around the podium.
Such things didn't blight Vettel's weekend in the slightest, however. It had been crucial that Vettel get past pole sitter Lewis Hamilton as soon as possible, and while he wasn't able to do it in the short initial run from the grid down to the La Source hairpin he had his moment just second later - and was surprised to find it so easy, especially as it was before DRS was available to the drivers.
"It helped the first lap to have the tow off Lewis through Eau Rouge and then I was flying," he said, admitting that he hadn't plan to attempt the pass on Hamilton so early in the race.
"In the opening lap when the tyres are not yet completely there and the fuel tank is full, obviously the cars are quite heavy up the hill," he explained. "I was able, in the tow, to make up a lot of speed and when I got side by side I had a lot of advantage over Lewis and was able to get straight ahead. So it worked very well - what I was trying to, let's say, plan at the exit of turn two.
"Once I passed him we had incredible pace and really could control the race until the end," he continued. "After that I just tried to settle into the rhythm. I tried to open a gap to be flexible at the first stop and yeah, until the end we had incredible pace.