Robert Kubica is marooned at the back of the field in what was meant to be a celebrated Formula 1 comeback after eight years away because of a rally crash that could have killed him. Frustration and self-pity could easily have set in during his struggle to show what he feels is his true ability.
Yet Kubica does not believe he and rookie team-mate George Russell are the only victims of Williams's plight. And he pulls no punches when he explains the true impact of a team breaking what he believes is F1's "golden rule": having good car performance.
"When the car performance is good, the drivers are good, the engineers are good, the strategy is easier, the tyres are working better - the food is better! The travel office works better, although you have to wait five hours in Dubai," Kubica tells Autosport.