Formula One history was made in Monaco on Sunday - but it was not to everyone's liking.
When Mark Webber took the chequered flag for the eighth time in his F1 career, and second around the streets of the principality, he became the sixth different winner this season.
Never before in the sport's 62 years has a campaign started with a different driver standing atop the podium after the opening six grands prix.
Throw in the fact we've had five different drivers on pole, with six setting the fastest lap at each race, and you can appreciate the doubts now being raised.
It leaves Formula One currently sailing in uncharted territory as it heads to Montreal next weekend, the overwhelming enthusiasm at the start replaced with a degree of scepticism.
You could suggest Red Bull were the first to voice any fears or concern when new FIA regulations forced them to abandon the blown diffuser, the device perfected by technical guru Adrian Newey.
They have since been proven correct as Red Bull are no longer the force that powered their way to back-to-back constructors' and drivers' titles, even if they are the only team to have won two races this year.
The fact they are no longer dominating, though, is in itself a blessed relief because other than those within the team and their fans, no true follower of F1 genuinely would have wished to witness Sebastian Vettel romping to success again.
Seven-times champion Michael Schumacher, one of those yet to win, then added to the debate with his criticism of Pirelli's tyres.
The views of the 43-year-old are in some ways justified because, as he noted, it has become extraordinarily difficult for a driver to push himself and his car to the limit for fear of the rubber quickly falling away.
Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz then suggested F1 had become "a lottery" such was the unpredictable nature of the racing.
At that stage they were primarily lone voices as the predominant feeling was one of excitement that a sport renowned for being so predictable at times, at least in terms of its race winners, had become so utterly random.
However, Webber's victory has changed perceptions slightly, with one of those being 2009 world champion Jenson Button.
The 32-year-old has naturally become frustrated at his lack of performance over the last three races, scoring just two points to fall 31 adrift of sole leader Alonso.
Button has made no secret of his lack of understanding of the tyres, so it would be easy to misread his frustration when he suggests the allure for some fans could soon start to wane.
After Sunday's race Button told Press Association Sport: "Clearly everyone is excited about so many different winners, which was initially great for the fans and great for the sport.
"But there will come a time when the fans will say 'So anyone can win a grand prix, everyone can lose a grand prix like that?'
"I think they're finding it a little bit strange now."
That is not to say the fans will desert F1 simply because of its now indiscriminate nature, but moreover their appreciation for the sport being the pinnacle of motor racing could diminish.
Niki Lauda, another world champion often renowned for being outspoken, has echoed Button's sentiments.
"In the beginning it was very interesting, we were all surprised," said Austrian Lauda.
"But if this continues then we will lose spectators or interest because the main public wants to see the world champions winning.
"We need two races with known winners, and then the crazy stuff can start again."
Lauda's thoughts, as usual, are a little more to the point, but I do not believe him to be right when he says the fans want to see the world champions winning.
Pastor Maldonado's victory in Barcelona was a fantastic story, both for the Venezuelan, his team Williams and the sport as a whole.
Similarly the same could be said if Lotus' Romain Grosjean or Sergio Perez in his Sauber were to crack open the winner's champagne sometime soon.
And at present three world champions in Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen have yet to triumph this year.
There is the possibility we could have nine successive different winners come the end of the British Grand Prix at the start of July.
In my opinion, yes, you can have too much of a good thing, but seasons like this come around so rarely they need to be embraced at the time.