In many ways the Brazilian Grand Prix marked a watershed in Liberty Media's management of Formula 1: not only were headlines dominated by the absolutely unacceptable security risks Formula 1 personnel were exposed to, but for the first time team bosses have heavily criticised Liberty's guardianship.
Attacks on F1 personnel have, over the years, become custumal in Sao Paulo, with various instances having been reported over the years - including that infamous attack on Jenson Button in 2010. What have local administrators done about this horrific situation? How has the promoter responded?
The attacks received widespread coverage and there is little need for amplification here. Suffice to say, Pirelli has cancelled its two-day tyre test for this week, while F1 folk could barely wait to exit Sao Paulo. How long before their families demand they resign their jobs to escape Brazil's inherent dangers? More's the pity should it come to that, but who could blame them?