Formula 1 is caught in a cliche. A major crisis, which at the same time is providing opportunity.
Make no mistake, the coronavirus pandemic is a very serious threat to the championship - whether that's in terms of its modern nature or its very existence - and its tragic impact on so many people and our societies in general must not be downplayed when discussing comparatively trivial topics such as sport.
The sudden upending of normality has forced us to completely rethink how we operate - and F1 is no different. The current negotiations between the championship's stakeholders are critical. McLaren boss Zak Brown warned of "four teams" potentially going bust. FIA president Jean Todt told Autosport that F1 needs a "new deal". Thrown into stark relief by the threat to humanity, F1 is in the grips of an existential crisis.