There is a grave danger of living in the past, no less in motorsport and Formula 1 than in life in general. After all, so many of the hamfisted rule changes designed to 'spice up the show' in grand prix racing have been rooted in trying to recreate history.
Often, that history never really existed; at least, not outside of quickfire highlights reels and rose-tinted memories. But that's not to say history doesn't have a place in racing, and this is something that must be kept in mind in the emerging new era of F1.
Having spent time recently both at the Indianapolis 500 and at Silverstone for the remarkable Williams 40th anniversary celebration, I'm very clear on what role history can play in motorsport.