Formula 1's current preoccupation with what it should be, what it shouldn't be and what must be done to breathe new life into it is becoming the most dangerous threat to its future.
This insidious threat to the sport comes so well-disguised that it not only appears to be a force for good, but genuinely considers itself to be so. Most 'stakeholders' will have inadvertently contributed to its power over the years, and with the best of intentions.
This is categorically not an argument against change, for there are many things wrong with F1 that need addressing (and, let's not forget, plenty that is right about it). But the patchwork assortment of nostalgia-driven tweaks and quick-fixes has led to the sport circulating in ever-decreasing circles, risking vanishing to nothing.