I despair of Formula 1 sometimes. I despair of its reasoning, of its logic, and of its collective sanity.
We are now becoming used to regular tirades against the state of F1 from its commercial chief, but what does Bernie Ecclestone really have to gain from continually criticising the product that makes him so wealthy?
Not for one minute am I going to suggest that F1 is perfect. It's a commercial basket case, and many people are clearly unhappy with perceived contrivances regarding tyres, drag reduction systems and the like, which those critics argue have stunted its pure sporting appeal.