Unsurprisingly, Formula One's newest, youngest, race winner has admitted to enjoying every single moment of the Italian Grand Prix, but also confessed that he has never concentrated so hard in his short racing career.
Sebastian Vettel appeared the class of the field at Monza, triumphing over adverse conditions where other, more favoured, runners floundered, and then leading consummately from start to finish in the race to convert his maiden pole position into a comfortable victory that made him - and Scuderia Toro Rosso - the talk of the wider F1 world.
Already an affable character, the 21-year old German could hardly be restrained from reliving every moment of the 53-laps, describing each emotion and thought that struck him during the 86-and-a-bit minutes that he was racing.
"It's unbelievable," he admitted, "The whole race, we had no problems, the car was working really fine. I had a fantastic race with a very good strategy, but all that was gone when I got the chequered flag and crossed the finish line. The lap back to the pits and the whole podium ceremony was just unbelievable. I think for sure this is the best day of my life. These pictures, these emotions, I will never forget."
The race began behind the safety car - something Vettel admitted helped him hold on to his advantage on the run to the Rettifilio after being released - and then fluctuated from being very wet, to drying out, to ending with the threat of further rain imminent. All of which focused the mind of the still inexperienced race leader.
"The safety car definitely helped me, and being first and having no visibility problems at all was the key as I could make quite a good solid gap of about six to seven seconds to Heikki [Kovalainen] straight away," he revealed, "After that, I was pushing very hard - and, sometimes, went a bit over the limit and nearly lost the car as it was so difficult as there was a lot of water.
"Obviously, it was very difficult for the guys behind me - I have been there a couple of times and I remember how it feels, going down the straight without seeing anything. You're looking left, you're looking right, then, all of a sudden, the first board appears, hopefully 200 metres so you can prepare yourself for braking. It's anything else but comfortable."
While the entire field coped with the conditions without incident, Vettel explained that the near-flooded track wasn't the worst of it.
"I think it got trickier when we were in the middle of the race and there was no standing water anymore," he said, referring to the 'extreme' wet beginning to give up its grip on the drying track, "I think everyone went left and right looking for some water to cool the tyres. It was very, very slippery then and Lewis [Hamilton] was coming. My engineer always gave me the reference lap time. At one point, he said 'he's lapping in 1min 34.5secs' and, at that time, I was struggling a bit to find the grip and I did around 1min 36s. I was pushing then but, obviously, he then went to the pits and I was trouble-free again."