Formula 1 , with the obvious blessing of the FIA has had major mind farts from time to time but they manage to get through them and we keep watching. I remember the economy-run races we had to endure during part of the era when Keke Rosberg and Alain Prost were teammates at McLaren. Rosberg would say screw it and actually try to race to the end and either ran out of gas or had to slow down so much he fell back through the field. The "Professor" on the other hand would drive with a close eye on the fuel computer and took several wins by being disciplined. Fortunately that nonsense went away. We also usually had more than one tire manufacturer to choose from, although most teams had contracts with a single brand. After practice tire engineers would collect the clag in corners to analyze it to improve their own product. As a person educated as an engineer, it leaves me scratching my head that Michelin engineers tires to FAIL; WTF! I think it was during his first championship year that Jim Clark used one set of Dunlop tires for most of his 7 wins that year. Of course they were hard as rocks to start with, but what do you think they were like after a few heat cycles in races? Formula 1 could be interesting again with a few changes. 1) have fewer races; if a country can come up with Bernie's ransom but the average citizen travels via bicycle or water buffalo, what's the point. 2) Fire Herman Tilke with his left-right, left-right no place to pass tracks and go back to proper tracks in France, Germany, Holland, England, and maybe South Africa. Lastly, allow teams in the lower half of the grid to test during the mid-season break to even the field. I guess I'm done, I'll keep watching F-1 and wonder what if.