Ferrari's results in F1 have always been rhythmed by an ebb and flow, and cycles of jubilation and woes.
But through thick and thin, the Scuderia's decisive ability to spur passions has always remained intact. And just hours before its 1,000th F1 World Championship race at Mugello, that endowment persists, unblemished, despite the Italian outfit's current plight.
Formula 1 without Ferrari would be like the English Premier League without Manchester United, but Ferrari without Formula 1 would be stripped of its enticing cachet and stature.
It's unlikely our rapidly-evolving world will enjoy another 1,000 Grands Prix in the future, but Ferrari's success in F1 is nevertheless key to the sport's sustainability and fame. Long live the Scuderia!