Small groups of journalists huddled together in the media centre try to work it out. On the forum pages of autosport.com, fans argue about the final order. It is Sunday morning, just a few hours before the Malaysian Grand Prix, and yet the final grid for the race has everyone confused.
That's Formula One in 2006. Nothing is straightforward anymore - even something that used to be as simple as the formation of a grid.
The numerous engine changes in the heavy, tropical heat of Sepang sends Felipe Massa and Ralf Schumacher to the back of the grid. Others such as Michael Schumacher, David Coulthard and Rubens Barrichello are docked 10 places on the grid. The severity of the punishment depends on the engine change being made before or after qualifying.
The predicted reliability fears for the new V8s, most of which were starting their second race, have been borne out.