Hello from Jerez in Spain, where the wail of F1 engines was music to the ears of anyone suffering withdrawal symptoms over the Christmas break.
In reality, it's only three weeks since the test teams signed off for 2005 at Jerez, and with the freight leaving for Bahrain in a few short weeks, everyone bar Midland F1 and Super Aguri is blasting around the Spanish track in anger again this week.
Anger, for some, is appropriate enough. As you might expect, the news that Renault was losing Fernando Alonso to McLaren in 2007 did not sit well with many of those at Enstone.
I'm afraid I can't tell you the truth behind all this, but it will all become apparent in good time. Meanwhile, I've heard two wildly different versions.