Forget day-one conservatism and the usual game of pre-season poker. Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel will sweep both Formula 1 titles this season and everybody will have a great time as they do it.
That's the prediction to make for 2019 if you buy in to the conviction and happiness that radiated from pacesetter Vettel after just one day behind the wheel. Either Vettel was orchestrating an outrageous bluff on Monday evening, covering for some major Ferrari concerns, or the happiness filtering through the corridors of Maranello in recent weeks has begun evolving into early but genuine zest.
Vettel is one of the most emotional F1 drivers on the grid, so it is not hard to tell when he is happy. But he is also a veteran of 11 pre-season testing programmes and a four-time world champion who knows that the war isn't won on day one of eight at Barcelona in February.