Liberty Media have got a lot of things right in their first 100 days in charge of F1, but the biggest change for the better wasn’t down to them.
Red Bull threatening to quit Formula One is a headline you may have read before. It’s not hard to guess what they might be trying to deflect attention from.
Fernando Alonso entering the Monaco Grand Prix is good news for him, even better for IndyCar – and it’s definitely not bad news for Formula One.
Formula One’s weird and wonderful cars should be celebrated for their differences, not categorised as “ugly” or “beautiful”.
“He certainly doesn’t like other people making money out of Formula One,” said Ross Brawn of Bernie Ecclestone. Truer words were never spoken.
Liberty Media thinks a budget cap can solve F1’s income inequality. But a financial doping scandal is a much more likely outcome.
Lewis Hamilton refused to answer journalists’ questions because they had been “disrespectful”. Did anything they’d written deserve such a response?
Formula One’s elimination qualifying farce wasn’t a product of bad governance or “democracy” – it was the result of yet another bad idea.
With more F1 drivers eager to race at Le Mans it’s no wonder the newest grand prix has been scheduled to clash with it.
It once seemed Lewis Hamilton might remain a one-off champion until he joined Mercedes, who supplied him with the instruments to become an undisputed great.
Sparing the blushes of Formula One’s official tyre supplier has to be a secondary consideration to the priority of ensuring driver safety.
Monaco showed if the FIA and FOM want to inject more excitement into F1 they need to bombard teams with variables and stop them spending their way to success.
The World Endurance Championship’s recent decision to end the practice of having grid girls at its races is admirable, and one F1 should immediately adopt.
The World Endurance Championship’s diverse entry is booming while F1 is left with a pitiful field of just 18 cars.
Whether Mercedes are feeling selfish or selfless, they should block any relaxation of F1’s staged engine freeze.
As F1’s falling audiences put it under greater pressure to change, it’s time to decide what aspects of the sport will never be compromised.
‘Too short and not enough corners’? No, the Red Bull Ring’s uniqueness justifies its place on the Formula One calendar.
Ferrari’s ‘fans poll’ is a cynical attempt to hijack the debate over the state of Formula One.
There is scope for improvement in the sound of the new F1 engines but hasty change could cause more problems than it solves.
The best and the worst of Formula One are on show as it enters a new era.