Most of the pre-season attention and expectation will be on Renault's new team, McLaren, in 2018. The spotlight may have shifted, but it's another customer that really has to deliver this season.
This is the year all the big talk stops for McLaren, and we finally find out how much those troublesome Honda engines have been holding the team back for the past three years.
It's no secret that there weren't enough Japanese horses pushing Woking's recent creations along, and they weren't capable of lasting the distance on a regular basis. But the longer the malaise went on, the more McLaren's chassis seemed to take on the life of an injured footballer: the longer you are out of the spotlight, the better you become.