Hands up if you've enjoyed the 2012 season so far. Quite a few arms in the air out there? You've enjoyed the unpredictability, the different winners, sometimes a quarter of a second covering the top 10 in Q2?
Well, it strikes me that as we prepare to pull the plug on F1's 2.4-litre V8s at the end of 2013, the baby might just slip out with the bath water.
Undeniably, the show has been a good one this year, although some will argue that it's been achieved artificially. Formula 1, they say, should be the pinnacle - in everything.