Formula 1 is not dying, but it looks rather sickly at the moment. In the last two races the most interesting moments have ended in penalties, and the two most successful drivers of this generation have taken turns to expose the championship's major flaws.
Sebastian Vettel landed a neat blow when he said F1's over-regulation has turned drivers into lawyers. Lewis Hamilton went even further, shining the spotlight on a cycle of "bad decisions" and criticising the rulemakers' current ideas for 2021.
Hamilton is well-placed to comment after winning five world championships, driving in F1 for more than a decade across five significantly different rules packages, and attending the summit meeting over the major regulation change less than two weeks ago. His damning verdict on the changes that are meant to save F1? "They are nowhere near where it needs to be. They've got to make serious changes to the decisions they've already made."