Switch on any White House Press briefing from the last few months and you are hit with a deluge of lies, disinformation and lunacy from the man who occupies the highest political office in the world. A man who seriously suggested injecting bleach could kill the coronavirus.
America's COVID-19 statistics are sobering. At the time of writing, the number of confirmed infections has surpassed 1.4 million, and there have been over 85,000 deaths from the disease.
It seems almost inconceivable, then, that the scene for motorsport's real-world return following weeks of virtual confinement will take place on US soil.