It's still only a matter of weeks since Force India was on the brink of oblivion. At one stage Sergio Perez was so convinced that the team would go bust mid-season that he was actively seeking employment elsewhere - as were a good many Force India personnel.
It's a measure of the team's underlying potential that in the first five races since its rebirth at Spa under Lawrence Stroll's ownership, it has secured four double top-10 finishes for Perez and Esteban Ocon. Singapore - where Perez and Ocon clashed on the first lap - was the only weekend where the newly renamed Racing Point Force India missed out.
In an ideal world it would now have amassed 102 points, be clear of Renault, and in a prime spot to nail fourth place in the constructors' standings for a third straight season.