Perhaps someone could lend a penny for Gunther Steiner's thoughts right now. The start of the 2019 Formula 1 season promised so much for the Haas team, but has failed to deliver in every conceivable way.
The car looked like a dream to drive, like putty in the drivers' hands. A new black and gold livery appeared as Haas tied up a title sponsor for the first time. And, crucially, after a difficult 2018, a seemingly rejuvenated Romain Grosjean appeared to complement Kevin Magnussen on the driving front just so. Fourth place in the constructors' championship seemed, once again, there for the taking.
But it's all unravelled horribly, and Haas's season has featured more twists and turns than a twisty, turny thing. Never mind the title-sponsor saga, or the inability of Grosjean and Magnussen to race closely without trading paint (or worse, parts); the car seems to be the root cause of the team's largest headaches. The VF-19 appears to be the most frustrating of enigmas.