Make no bones about it: Formula 1 stands on the brink of perhaps its greatest upheaval for a while. The calls for a big change in the sport are now deafening, and from all quarters of the paddock there is talk about a need to react better to the challenges that F1 is facing before it's too late.
Whatever the outcome of Bernie Ecclestone's trial in Munich, there are more and more suggestions that his era of control over the sport is coming to an end - and perhaps even with his blessing.
That prospect means the thoughts of many people in the paddock are already focused on what will be done differently when there is a new man, or a new committee - or even a certain energy-drinks company - pulling the strings in F1. Such steps could be just a few months away. But while the timeframe of this happening is anyone's guess, what is agreed is that things can't stay the way they are.
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