The remainder of the season will be spent nailing down the final drivers' line-up for 2014, when the engine regulations change and the field can, they hope, get within the same time zone as the Red Bulls.
We already know several key movers and shakers who will be in different positions when they line up in Australia to where they were when they crossed the line in Greater Noida last weekend.
Webber has already confirmed he will be leaving Formula One and will be focusing on a new challenge with Porsche whilst Kimi Raikkonen returns to Ferrari to form a mouth-watering partnership with Fernando Alonso.
We know that Webber's place at Red Bull will be taken by his Australian compatriot Daniel Ricciardo who has outshone his Torro Rosso team-mate Jean-Eric Verne for much of 2013.
Jenson Button will remain at McLaren as he hopes for a more competitive car but his partner Sergio Perez has yet to be confirmed whilst Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will both stay put at Mercedes.
Then things start to get interesting.
Lotus are likely to retain Romain Grosjean but who joins him to replace the Ferrari-bound Raikkonen?
Nico Hulkenberg was the early favourite following his car-defying exploits at Sauber but now Pastor Maldonado and his financial backing could spoil the German's plans.
Maldonado will leave Williams and, if he fails to land the Lotus drive, Force India or Sauber would no doubt be looking to strike a deal for the Venezuelan winner of the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix.
Paul Di Resta and Adrian Sutil are in no way guaranteed to remain at Force India whilst Williams' line-up also reads 'to be announced'.
A coup for the famous British marque would be to sign Felipe Massa as the Brazilian ends his eight-year stay with Ferrari but the second seat could depend on who provides the most cash.
Further down the field, Russia will have two young drivers to back at the country's maiden Grand Prix in Sochi.
Sergey Sirotkin has joined Sauber whilst Daniil Kvyat was the somewhat surprise choice to partner Verne at Torro Rosso.
Meanwhile Charles Pic will remain at Caterham and Jules Bianchi at Marussia but neither are yet certain on who will join them in the opposite garage.
So we may have crowned our 2013 world champion driver and constructor but with a trio of tantalising races remaining, in Abu Dhabi, America and Brazil, we have plenty to look out for before the final chequered flag of the season falls in Sao Paulo on November 24.
But the most popular outcome throughout much of the watching Formula One world would be a fitting send-off to Webber as he bids farewell to the sport after 12 years which have taken him from Minardi to Red Bull.
The 37-year-old has continued to suffer all of the bad luck that comes the way of the sport's dominant team, marked by a third retirement of the season due to alternator failure in India.
But one or two wins would send Webber off to Porsche in style, give the global audiences a different winner but, most importantly, still show the rest of the field they have a long way to go to catch the rampaging Bulls next year - rule changes and all.