Claire Williams approached McLaren chief operating officer Jonathan Neale at the Bahrain Grand Prix with a question: "How have you guys gone so far forward insuch a short time?"
Williams might well ask. Not only does she have her own problems to solve, but McLaren's recovery from a year it ended with the second slowest car to getting cars into the top 10 on the grid three times out of a possible four in the first two races, has been one of the stand-out features of 2019 so far.
Neale's reply? "A lot of hard work."