No sooner had the chequered flag dropped in Malaysia than then mechanics, engineers, support crew, hospitality unit – in fact just about everyone connected with the team – sprung into action to pack up shop and head home.
With the last door slamming shut on the freight containers at around 04:30 Monday morning (Malaysian time), the long journey back to England finally provided an opportunity to catch up on some sleep before it all kicks off again.
While a good portion of the 38 tonnes worth of team kit will head straight to China, the rest has to be unpacked back at the factory, just a matter of days after it was loaded up in the Sepang pit lane for its journey across the world.
The E20s have to be rebuilt, cleaned and prepped ahead of their next run out, while the data from the first two meetings of the year will be analysed yet again to see where time can be found, what changes can be made, and how the team can make further progress.
Although the car has shown good pace so far this season, the next upgrades will be on their way with the guys and girls in the design office, machine shop, fabrication and so on working flat out on providing new parts ready to push for that extra tenth of performance.
Having no doubt lost most of their bodyweight in fluids in Malaysia, the drivers will of course be training hard to ensure that they can keep up the intense levels of physical exertion required at the next circuit.
The marketing department will be setting up schedules for the next round of VIP guests, while acquisitions present the benefits of partnering with the team to potential sponsors, communications churn out new concepts for the next Magnum style promotion, graphics continue making sure everything the team does looks first class, and merchandising roll out the latest official team wear to keep the fans looking sharp for the rest of the season.
So, a nice relaxing couple of weeks ahead for all involved? Not on your life. The world of Formula 1 never sleeps, and more often than not, neither does the team!