And so the summer of sporting discontent continues. Cheating, corruption and scandal have dominated the headlines on the back pages of newspapers, and the soundbites on TV sports reports, around the world.
In fact, the sleaze that has left grubby paw prints all over football, athletics, cycling, horse racing and now cricket has left motor racing - and in particular Formula One - almost looking like one of the last outposts of sporting integrity. Never thought I'd write that sentence!
Of course, F1 is hardly whiter than white. The 'gamesmanship' that Michael Schumacher has consistently fallen back on (see Monaco in May) is as much a part of modern motor racing as play-acting and diving is in football.
And as the world championship heads towards what should be a thrilling climax, expect more psychological warfare spilling over on to the track.