At Autosport International last weekend I had many a conversation about the state of Formula 1, and the prospects for 2017, when we have what some are calling 'a whole new breed' of car. Are the changes necessary - or even desirable? Some said yeah, others nay.
In considering a personal future that could hardly be brighter, Max Verstappen recently said he had little interest in records, be they for poles, wins or championships.
"To achieve things like that you have to have the best car for a very long time, like Michael Schumacher had at Ferrari, or Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes. Fernando Alonso should have had five or six world championships, but he's only had two - things happen. I'd be happy simply to have a successful career."