A large group of people gathered outside the Sauber hospitality unit in the Melbourne paddock on Friday morning. And every time the doors swung open, the assembled media and photographers jostled for position, desperate to get a peek inside.
It's not often that Sauber attracts this kind of attention. But the Swiss team was the only story in town. All anyone wanted to talk about over breakfast was the mess that Sauber had got itself into with three drivers under contract - and only two seats to fill.
With only a few hours to go until first practice, who would be driving its cars? Would Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericsson, named on the entry list as the team's race drivers, head out in the blue-and-yellow C34?