It seems hard to believe that once mighty powerhouses Williams and McLaren have fallen so hard this year. Both teams, with 296 Formula 1 wins and 17 constructors' titles collectively amassed between them, had come into 2018 expecting some form of resurrection.
McLaren's switch to Renault engines, and Williams's first car under ex-Mercedes technical chief Paddy Lowe, were expected to re-establish these teams towards the front of the grid.
Yet as the season has worn on, and both organisations realised they are heading in the wrong direction, there has been little to celebrate. In Russia last weekend, they were again propping up the bottom of the timesheets.