Generally I'm still quite optimistic.
The team seems to know the car (behavior, where the weakpoints and strongpoints are), track operations, pit stops, strategies etc have been almost flawless. I'm sure the raw car perfomce will follow sooner or later.
That all is in a pretty big contrast to the 2012 season when the big downfall started in my opinion. They had excellent (the fastest) car, but continuosly screwed up off and on the track- setup, strategy, pitstops etc. I even remeber them saying at some point that they don't know why the car is so fast because the data was showing it shouldn't be, then the suspension fiasco at 2013 preseason testing...and from then on they've been a midfield team.
I hope 2019 is the year when the real recory towards being a top team really starts (or rather has already started).
Edited by lixlax, 28 May 2019 - 11:56.