The start of a new year is always a moment of reset for Formula 1. The all-too-brief, post-season run-up to Christmas inevitably lends itself to a bit of reflection on the rights, wrongs and missed opportunities of the year gone by.
But come this week's return to battle stations, and thoughts become focused entirely on what lies ahead. Everyone adopts the mindset of what one high-profile technical figure once said to his workers: whatever it is you do, just do it better.
What the recent downtime since the final race of 2014 in Abu Dhabi has done, though, is allow F1 a rare few weeks of being surrounded by positivity and some upbeat assessments of its current state.