I am really wondering this as well. I can see the Merc and Ferrari being far ahead and the back maybe not making it in. Kamui said he wanted a GP2 car for Melbourne, hopefully they make enough progress by the start. This could be like HRT combined with the midfield having technical issues and retiring, how many cars do you think will retire in Melbourne? Maybe the teams with troubles get the cars working well enough to finish but can't push.

Gian Carlo Minardi wonders whether the 107% rule could result in depleted grids this season.