To the team-replica baseball cap, ill-fitting artificial-fabric polo shirt and jacket, add another Formula 1 fan essential for 2020 and beyond: a private jet. Or a social calendar free of meet-ups with, you know, friends.
If you thought the F1 calendar was a monumental slab of illogic in the not-so-distant but certainly dim past, when Bernie Ecclestone tossed sheets of paper in the air with race names on them and then jotted down the order in which they landed, prepare to think again.
Liberty has a few hefty salaries to justify, and how better to maintain appearances than to have plenty of races? Yes, the calendar is growing - and you can take it or leave it, as a popular beat combo once sang, but you'd better believe it. At what point, though, will more grands prix become too many?