There are always hundreds of questions amid the tingle of nervous excitement before the start of a grand prix.
The great unknowns only add to the sense of anticipation and hype - and with pre-season testing proving exceptionally tricky to read, we head into the 2012 season-opener with only a vague idea of what to expect.
To try and shed some light on the burning issues we asked you to send in your questions, and then posed them to our resident F1 editor Edd Straw on one of his rare breaks from touring the Melbourne paddock.
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Edd Straw is Editor-in-Chief of Autosport, overseeing both print and digital versions of the brand. Edd has worked for Autosport since joining as a junior reporter in 2002. He became Editor in November 2014, having previously worked as National Editor, News Editor and Grand Prix Editor.
Originally from Guernsey in the Channel Islands, he joined Autosport shortly after graduating from university. He went on to cover a wide range of categories from club motorsport to the World Touring Car Championship and Le Mans to Formula 3 before switching to F1 full-time at the 2008 French Grand Prix. He continues to cover a range of international events in his position as Editor-in-Chief.
In his spare time, he was formerly a club racer whose abilities did not match his enthusiasm in a variety of categories.