The wait is over. The formal unveiling and press talk shop is over. The machines are being hurled into action and the controversial halo element is now visible for all to see!
Testing is in full throttle mode and there is no doubt that all parties are watching with more than casual interest.
Alonso remains woefully unfortunate. His machine chose to separate itself from its wheel! Signs of things to come? We hope not!
The big three took the important headlines with Ricciardo making a bold statement. He was fast!
But we all know that testing hides a lot and the truth will be concealed until race-day.
Vettel came close in 2017 but faded miserably in the final phase. Is there a dark horse in the pack? Will Red Bull lock horns with Mercedes?
Can anyone unsettle Lewis? Who will challenge the World Champion in 2018?
Cecil Munroe Gleaner On-Line Writer