What a difference a week makes. Only seven days ago, Formula 1 was reeling from the cancellation of the 2020 Australian Grand Prix - specifically the handling of an unfolding crisis, which was naive at best and shambolic at worst.
Now, the championship's key stakeholders have taken a series of decisions that are clearly designed to protect various elements of F1 during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The last seven days have been very F1 news-heavy - although a drop in the ocean compared with the many reports coming in covering the wider coronavirus crisis. But the big three announcements were that F1's 2020 summer shutdown has been extended - from 14 to 21 days - and brought forward to March/April; the 2021 rules revolution has been postponed until 2022; and the Dutch, Spanish and Monaco races had been removed from their expected dates in May. Monaco has dropped off the calendar entirely for this year.