Max Mosley was right, wasn't he? His argument has long been that the fight for supremacy in Formula 1 is better when it evolves as a 200mph tactical chess game, where anticipation of an overtake is as exciting as the move itself. Grands prix like that are much better than races that play out like basketball games, where the moves ramp up so quickly that they ultimately mean little.
These opening five races of the season have been a real test of that stance - and for the racing morality of anyone who cares a jot about this sport.
We've had debate and argument about whether the use of the moveable rear wing - now labelled the Drag Reduction System - has taken away the purity of what F1 is all about.