FIA president Max Mosley says Formula One will be a single-tyre formula by 2008 - and Max Mosley usually gets what Max Mosley and Bernie Ecclestone want, so it will surely happen that way.
Indeed, Michelin has already announced that 2006 will be its last season in F1 (for now, at least), so that means that F1 will be a Bridgestone monopoly by 2007, right? Obvious, straightforward and simple, correct?
Well, over the Malaysian Grand Prix weekend Ron Dennis began hinting that 2006 might not be Michelin's last year in F1 after all. The French company was toying with the idea of trying to stay involved, he suggested.
Predictably, a clutch of F1 journalists reported Ron's remarks verbatim, without stopping to ask why he'd made them - in the wonderful world of F1, the 'why' is often more important than 'what'.