The Bahrain Grand Prix was an odd weekend. Suffice to say that events on the track did not exactly take centre stage.
Funnily enough, the arrival of the media en masse at Sakhir's press room on Thursday coincided exactly with the BMW and Mercedes statements distancing themselves from the activities of Max Mosley in a Kensington basement flat.
The FIA's director of Communications, Richard Woods, had yet to arrive but the general feeling was that the combined top-spinning ability of Alistair Campbell and Bjorn Borg was unlikely to make a start on getting Max out of this mess.
Max Mosley © LAT
Woods works from the FIA offices in Paris and London but he spends his weekends at the family abode down in Somerset where, apparently, mobile phone reception is none too clever.