F1 charges astronomical fees to bring their tedious show to town and TV. But the FIA is not selling racing ... it’s selling a parade. The more optimistic fans, lean on how great the mid pack racing is. Ok ... so what? Today’s “race” restarted on lap 50 and within a handful of laps there was a 25 second gap between Hamilton and the mid pack. Who cares what’s going on nearly half a minute behind the leader in a sport, that measures things in 100’s of a second.