The uncertainty the world faces about how the coronavirus pandemic will shake out over the next few months is immense. And Formula 1 is certainly not immune from that.
Despite the world having so much more knowledge about the spread and treatment of the virus than it did this time last year, our return to normality still seems quite some way away as variants and vaccines become the latest talk.
The tricky situation at the Australian Open tennis tournament, with more than 70 players and officials confined to their hotel rooms for 14 days amid strict quarantine protocols following positive cases on flights arriving in Melbourne, shows just how precarious things are still right now. It was little wonder then that last week officials from the Australian city agreed to a postponement of this year's originally intended F1 season opener.