The wait is nearly over. In just a few days' time, we will finally get some answers about exactly how the 2014 crop of Formula 1 cars will both sound and look.
While most of us can only guess the details beyond the images we've seen from Force India and Williams - and are bracing ourselves for what we know will be some very ugly noses and the whirring/purring of turbos when Jerez testing begins - one thing is certain: not everyone is going to like it.
Teething problems will be inevitable © LAT
Amid all the anticipation over what the first test will bring, and what impact the 2014 cars will have on Formula 1, what finally appears on track in Spain next week is going to divide opinion.
There are those who are going to love the new era: the unpredictability that has delivered fresh questions over reliability, the wholesale regulation changes that should serve to reset the playing field, the added technical attraction for, and intrigue over, new energy-recovery systems and more fuel-efficient engines. The fact that everything is just so new.
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