Walking through the Melbourne paddock on Wednesday afternoon, the scene and atmosphere are markedly different from previous years.
The pitlane is busier than normal and more work is being done behind the garages trying to get things in order before the official action kicks off. The presence of the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne meant the Formula One cargo was not released from the local airport until Monday - one day later than usual.
It has left teams with 24 hours less to get things ready. Not a major headache, but enough to require a bit of extra effort in readiness. Hence the presence of plenty forklift trucks and awnings still needing to be put up.