It was standing room only. Packed shoulder to shoulder with as many factory staff as could be squeezed in, Renault's race bays felt more like a crammed music gig than a pre-season Formula 1 briefing.
And as star act Daniel Ricciardo joined Nico Hulkenberg in moving to the front of the room amid rapturous applause and cheers, the mood of excitement was infectious. In those few short seconds it was clear Renault feels like a very different team now it has a 'Class A' race winner on board.
As the clapping died away, Ricciardo seemed temporarily taken aback by the warmth of his reception. But he needed little time to further win over his new work colleagues.