While all the focus was at the sharper end of the grid, behind all the action Caterham had a little mini revival to jump ahead of Marussia, all thanks to the driving of one Charles Pic.

Now, he did have the altest updates to the car, which was all focused on the front wing, front suspension and nose. And the team did the right thing in giving it to the Frenchman, as Giedo Van Der Garde decided to re-arrange the face of his car on the rear of Jean-Eric Vergne on the very first lap.

So fast was Pic that it got to a point in the race where the Marussias and Esteban Gutierrez were dispatched with and his sights were set on the other Toro Rosso of Daniel Ricciardo, a feat that only Jules Bianchi has been able to really push for in recent races out of the remaining “new” teams.

When the rest of the upgrades come to this Caterham, they might just be in a better position than anyone expected. As long as Giedo keeps his nose clean, of course.