McLaren chief Zak Brown and Renault's Cyril Abiteboul will be present along with Force India's Otmar Szafnauer while the second press conference line-up is Honda chief Yusuke Hasegaw, Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost and, to add a little extra, Red Bull's Christian Horner. Instead, McLaren is said to have already signed a three-year deal with Renault, making them their new engine supplier. It wasn't Honda's fault things didn't work out, it was McLaren's.
However, Ecclestone is not sure McLaren's switch from struggling Honda power to customer Renault engines will be a silver bullet for the once-great British team.
Those 102 starts resulted in a total of 114 points, the bulk (76) coming in the second season, while even the maiden season saw the Woking outfit score 27 points, whereas it now has just 11.
Fernando Alonso could yet remain at Mc Laren now that the team have a new partner ahead of the new season. Lynn Bo Bo EPA
Talking ahead of a weekend which is due to see McLaren finally divorce Honda - or is it a "conscious uncoupling" - Ecclestone has said that the Woking team must take its share of the blame for the break-up of the relationship.
It should be a good one for Alonso and Hamilton, however, not so much Palmer who is bound to be asked about Carlos Sainz taking his seat.
Scotland rise 15 places in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings as Wales leapfrog England
Seeded teams would avoid playing each other meaning they would not play Portugal, Switzerland or Italy depending on who qualify. Cameroon, whom Super Eagles defeated 4-0 in the World Cup qualifier in Uyo, dropped 10 spots from 35th to 45th.
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