Much to the relief of the diehard fans such as myself, Formula 1 is back - with the Australian Grand Prix concluding itself on Sunday. But is it back with a bang, or are there still some fundamental issues that need ironing out?
As this article gets written on this sunny Friday afternoon, McLaren have blown an engine in the final day of testing, and have logged zero laps. Meanwhile, the Toro Rosso Honda is currently third in the time sheets, and while timings don't matter a lot in testing, they have also almost always logged over 100 laps each day. Clearly - painfully - something isn't right at Woking.
Last updated: 26th Feburary 2018 at 11:30
Force India and Toro Rosso have today shown off their 2018 contenders, just as testing at Barcelona commences.
The 2017 season of Formula 1 went almost as quickly as it came, and, for me at least, it was a season of two halves. Before the summer break, the 2017 season was shaping up to become one of the classics; something I'd argue we haven't seen since 2012. We had two titans fighting for the title, using every ounce of strength in their bodies... that was until Ferrari faltered and Hamilton took advantage big time come autumn. Sigh.
But once again, there was absolutely no discussion regarding McLaren when it came to title contention talks.
The UK Government website companieshouse.gov.uk has potentially given away the new name for the Force India F1 team, listed as the 'FORCE Formula One Team LTD'.
It was widely known within the Formula One community that Force India have shown strong intentions of changing their company name in recent times. Most notably, there has been an urge to remove the 'India' name from the team, since owners and investors believed it limited their marketability.
But why is FORCE capitalised?