Even if the coronavirus crisis hadn't upended normality and sent much of the world into lockdown, 13 May 2020 would still have been a moment to pause and reflect - between the Spanish and Monaco races Formula 1 was supposed to have been enjoying.
Seventy years ago today, the first world championship F1 race took place at Silverstone, with Alfa Romeo's Giuseppe Farina winning from pole position. It was a famous affair at a packed track, with Farina edging an early battle with soon-to-be F1 legend Juan Manuel Fangio (who later retired with an engine issue) and then leading home an Alfa 1-2-3.
A lot has happened, accompanied by plenty of cliches, since that day. We can now look back on the world championship's birthday and compare and contrast the wildly different eras of 1950 vs 2020, as well as look for lessons that may help modern F1 move on from its current existential crisis (which has been around longer than COVID-19).