Everyone who follows Formula 1, except those who work in Brackley, Brixworth or Stuttgart of course, hopes that 2017's major rule changes will shake up the competitive order, perhaps even end the overwhelming dominance displayed by Mercedes since F1's last major rule change in '14.
Mercedes has remained cautious about the prospect of maintaining its vice-like grip on the world championship amid changes some say are on a scale F1 hasn't seen in decades. The German manufacturer feels it will be difficult for any team to sustain success through a period of major rules transformation.
But Jenson Button reckons it will be a "massive ask" for anyone to overhaul Mercedes this season, principally because its engine advantage will still be vital given the need to power through the extra drag created by the enhanced aerodynamics and wider tyres. Ex-Red Bull driver Mark Webber agrees.