Sebastian Vettel got his first taste of what it's like to feel Mercedes power beneath his right foot on Thursday, as he and Aston Martin team mate Lance Stroll conducted a shakedown of the new AMR21 at a wet Silverstone.
A day after the team launched their green machine in a star-studded online event, they made the short hop from their Silverstone factory across the road to the British Grand Prix venue, to put it through an initial 100km on a filming day.
It represented the first time Vettel, who was raring to get behind the wheel, has driven anything other than a Ferrari F1 car since 2014, his last season with Renault-powered Red Bull.
Aston Martin, appearing in F1 for the first time since 1961, following the rebrand of Racing Point, are targeting a top-three finish in the constructors' standings this season.
We'll get a first taste of where they sit in the pecking order in pre-season testing, which gets underway in Bahrain next Friday.