Red Bull's trial of an alternative cockpit protection system during free practice for the Russian Grand Prix brought Formula 1's ongoing safety debate back into sharp focus.
I find it bizarre that there is any debate when it comes to protecting human life, but this is what we have. It's a debate between the 'old school' of thought, which says danger is - and should be - part of F1's raw appeal, and what could almost be considered the 'politically correct' line of reasoning, which argues anything that improves safety is a no-brainer.
The fear within the old school seems to be born of a sense that safety is becoming an end in itself, rather than simply a means to justify the end of preventing death and destruction in racing cars. Safety for safety's sake.