Fernando Alonso had told Sky Sports News that the result at the Spanish Grand Prix vindicated his decision to leave Ferrari at the end of last season.
Claiming the team had made no progress since last year he was less than charitable about their performance in the five years he was there, despite having a reasonable shot at the title in three of those years and being given clear number one status.
The truth is that the gap between Mercedes and Ferrari shrunk considerably between this year and last year. In fact it halved.
Maybe not enough to challenge for the championship but certainly a better place than McLaren are in. Post race both Button and Alonso described their car as undrivable suggesting if anything that Alonso would crawl over broken glass to get last year's Ferrari, never mind this year's.