Was it worth the wait? As always, Formula 1's technical minds had the Spanish Grand Prix milestone presumably marked upon their respective calendars with a big red circle, as Barcelona plays host to the first set of large-scale upgrades made to the stack of 2019 cars.
For the opening quartet of flyaways, adding new parts is always a logistical struggle, and instead teams largely use those events to understand their cars across a different range of circuits. Then, with that data, the work can begin on making big improvements.
And so, this year's crop of cars have either been reworked or reimagined with that data in mind, with any shortfalls in the launch-spec machinery now clear.