Qatar`s hopes of joining the Formula One calendar in the near future appear to have receded after commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone indicated he was unlikely to add a third Middle Eastern race to the schedule just yet.
Just days after their latest spat following Sunday`s Chinese Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg return this weekend to the scene of one of their most dramatic on-track battles at the Bahrain GP.
If start is anything to go by, then be ready for another lop-sided Formula One season. The on-going season is mere three races old, but one can comfortably place a bet on Mercedes, or to be more precise, on their British driver and defending champion Lewis Hamilton.
Fernando Alonso's much talked about return to McLaren after five frustrating seasons at Ferrari seems to have backfired so far but former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard doesn't feel sorry for the multi million pound worth Spaniard.