Exactly a year ago, Chase Carey and his Formula 1 colleagues unveiled their 2021 vision in a presentation to the teams in Bahrain. After 12 months of discussions, mainly on an individual team-by-team basis, the first comprehensive update came at a meeting in London last week.
It was flagged in advance by none other than FIA president Jean Todt as a day of some significance and, at the end of it, nothing emerged from the governing body by way of an update. And the only snippet released by F1 was a short story on its own website that did little more than note that the event had taken place.
The London gathering was actually two regularly scheduled meetings. It began with the Strategy Group - which encompasses F1, the FIA and all 10 teams. Four teams are technically present only as observers, and cannot vote. It was there that Carey, Ross Brawn and Jean Todt made their main presentation.