@George: That was my reaction aswell!
@pepsiperfect: I absolutely do not agree. With potentially 5 world champions on the grid next season out of 24, not 25 as you say, it could be even better than this year.
The standard of driving in F1 recently has reached such a high level because there are several drivers and teams pushing each other to the limit. With Mercedes possibly joining the party next season who knows what could happen.
Bernie has not dumbed down the series. Say what you like about him but for a man in his eighties and who shows no sign of stopping, he has taken F1 to fantastic venues around the world.