Valtteri Bottas has something to prove. He is the only driver among Formula 1's trio of grandee teams not to have won a race in 2018, and it's almost a year since he stood on the top of the podium.
After failing to convert pole position to victory at Interlagos last year, and with the chance to clinch the constructors' championship for Mercedes, this is a race he must surely be determined to win.
That Bottas hasn't won even once is the great injustice of this season. He could have won the Bahrain Grand Prix had Mercedes realised Ferrari was striking out for a one-stop strategy with Sebastian Vettel more quickly.