Despite Formula 1 CEO Chase Carey's unwavering confidence of being able to put on a season of up to 18 races this year, there is growing scepticism over whether or not the show will get going at all. As the world faces an unprecedented global pandemic, each week brings with it surprises and a new normality.
There has been little evidence so far that we are going to shake off the outbreak in the space of a few short weeks. Indeed, while some may have thought recently that the virus outbreak would hit countries for a fortnight and life would become normal again shortly after, now most are accepting that this is a marathon and not a sprint.
Those most vulnerable to the virus are being ordered to stay isolated for three months, governments are talking of lockdowns coming and going for at least six months and there have even been talk of restrictions being extended for up to a year. Exactly when things can start getting back to normal is anybody's guess.