While the eyes of Formula 1 fans across the world were on the final four-day test in Bahrain, a number of discussions were held in Paris and South East London. These will undoubtedly impact on F1's short-, medium- and long-term futures.
Taken in isolation, none has the power to radically rock the sport; collectively, though, they have the potential to profoundly affect not only the upcoming season, but also the sport's future well-being.
However, in true F1 fashion, the various proceedings also included cloak-and-dagger elements. Thus, as always caution is due before conclusions are drawn.