When it comes to on-track action, Formula 1 has an uncanny knack of extricating itself from its self-inflicted mire. Just consider: no sooner had Formula One Management's CEO Bernie Ecclestone told a major news outlet that "the sport is the worst it has ever been. I wouldn't spend my money to take my family to watch a race. No way", than it miraculously staged four scintillating races in a row.
True, a variety of factors such as duffed starts and questionable reliability aided the cause, as did the almost magnetic-attraction between Red Bulls and Ferraris, but, overall the racing down the order has been world class, and certainly not the worst it's ever been.
The same accolade cannot, though, be showered upon F1 when it comes to off-track conduct, which, it can be stated without fear of contradiction, is about "the worst it has ever been". Just when F1 desperately needs to instil confidence in its governance process after that farcical flip-flopping qualifying debacle it calls an F1 Commission meeting that does not even attract the necessary quorum.