I had a bit of what I would call a treat last weekend. Like a pass by Halley's Comet, an afternoon sat on the sofa watching both Formula One and MotoGP within a couple of hours of each other is something that doesn't happen very often for me.
But thanks to my son's first birthday, the ease of finding some cover for the German Grand Prix, and some fortunate planning by the F1 and MotoGP calendar makers, I was able to sit down and watch matters with a cool drink in my hand and not a notepad nor Dictaphone in sight.
But despite being able to watch events at Hockenheim and Laguna Seca for pure entertainment, I went to bed that night wondering whether F1 is missing some tricks when it comes to improving the show and embracing its audience better.
Valentino Rossi leads Casey Stoner down the Corkscrew © DPPI
And I'm not talking about the on-track stuff. The arguments about overtaking have been raging for years and, although Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner's battle at Laguna Seca was truly breathtaking to watch, let's not forget that some MotoGP events this year have been boring processions.