In internet discussion groups, in conversations among fans and throughout the paddock itself, everyone is trying to predict not only which team and driver will win the Formula One championship this year, but also how many of the 22 cars that line up on the grid in Albert Park this weekend will actually finish the first race without breaking down.
An Italian newspaper reported that Michael Schumacher was breathing without assistance but his management have once again urged speculations to be ignored.
Michael Schumacher's wife Corinna and brother Ralph have been consulting brain surgeons across Europe and have reportedly been told that chances of survival are minimal.
The October 10 to 12 F1 race meet, the first on Russian soil, will take place at the Sochi Olympic Park in the Black Sea resort, where athletes this week began competing in the Paralympic Games.
Vicky Chandhok's views come two days after Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone said India's return to the F1 itinerary was likely to be delayed beyond 2015, fuelling speculation whether the event will ever be held again after getting dropped from the 2014 calendar.
Amid lot of speculation over his recovery, Michael Schumacher's manager Sabine Kehm said that there was no change in Michael Schumancher's condition and that any medical information published which is not confirmed by the team of doctors treating Michael or his management has to be considered as not valid.
In Bahrain last week, the former Ferrari driver Felipe Massa posted the fastest time of the four-day session -- 1 minute 33.2458 seconds -- in the final testing period before the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 16.
How the teams adjust to the technical challenges will be the major theme of the season's racing. Off the track, there are also major issues, most notably the future of the sport's commercial boss with 83-year-old Bernie Ecclestone facing bribery charges in Germany.
Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India is hopeful that Formula One race at the Buddh International Circuit will be back in 2016. F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has said that the Indian Grand Prix was never part of plans for the 2015 calendar.
According to a media report, Bernie Ecclestone has said that the Indian GP was never part of plans for the 2015 calendar and that it may be considered for a year later.
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