As the pinnacle of single-seater competition, Formula 1 naturally wants to be at the forefront of everything this represents - drivers, racing, technology, speed, business and entertainment. But it seems that F1 clearly cannot be the pinnacle of all things at once.
So F1 needs to decide what it wants to be. Is it about the greatest drivers and making them into heroic figures for the public, or are they merely servants of the teams?
Is it about great racing and daredevil antics in wild machines, or is it just a technological arms race between car constructors and engine manufacturers within an ever-tightening regulatory framework?