When Carlos Sainz Jr took his McLaren out of the Barcelona pitlane on Wednesday morning, he led Formula 1's 2020 pre-season into its second half. But the opening day of the second test in Spain stood out - purely because little really stood out.
In 2015, McLaren's start to life back with Honda was going from bad to worse as the second test of that year got underway. A year later at the same point, Ferrari had headline pace but an underlying chasm to Mercedes was becoming apparent.
At the start of 2017's second test, the McLaren-Honda crisis was deepening yet again, and in 2018, Ferrari and Red Bull piled on the miles while McLaren suffered stoppages - this time with Renault power. When 2019's second test rolled around, Mercedes rocked up with the reworked W10 that went on to dominate the season - even if things still looked bad for the team on the day.