"While these cars share some parts from their predecessors, there have also been significant rule changes to interpret and overcome.
"We have also had to change the way we work in response to the cost cap. But as we have found before, it's from the difficult moments that we learn the most.
"This team's biggest strengths are our people and our values, and after a tough test, I know that we can fight back stronger.
"I'm looking forward to getting this new and exciting season underway, seeing the progress we can make and how we fare in Bahrain."