There's a hint of irony that the arrival of Formula 1's brave new world of fuel-efficient engines has come about at a time when the sport's chiefs are trying to rewind the clock and rekindle some magic from the past.
Efforts to bring back sparking cars, vapour trails and glowing brake discs have been met with intense cynicism from hardcore fans - a lot of whom view such tweaks as needless gimmicks pushed for by those who are struggling to put a finger on why F1 is suffering a decline in interest right now.
Yet while a deliberate attempt to try to engineer some of the most iconic moments of the past may not please everybody, you would've been hard pressed to find a single person who attended last weekend's Austrian Grand Prix who didn't think that some old-school F1 lessons had come home to roost.
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