Bernie's era of doing deals by a handshake at the back of a garage has long gone - the sport needs to move with the times to take its appeal to a new generation.
Rules are everywhere, and as they say, they're made to be broken. I used to break the rules at school and at home. I got into a bit of trouble, but often it was totally worth it. I think teams will do the same for many years to come, and find ways to get around the ones they don't particularly like.
There's surely something ... amiss here. With all due respect to Mr Hamilton and his super-fast Mercedes, I don't think winning a car racing tournament is the most important thing that happened yesterday. Or indeed, any day.
Last weekend I had the fantastic honour of spending the day with the marshals at Silverstone for the Walter Hayes Trophy. Usually the last weekend in the motor racing season, the marshals all gather to catch up before the long winter break.
Sitting at a breakfast table in the Credit Suisse Drivers Club I am surrounded by living legends of the motor racing industry... The Monaco Grand Prix Historic is full of stories like this from legends such as Sir Stirling Moss to young drivers such as Michael Lyons.
Today the Renault Sport engine is still highly advanced, with a 1.6-litre turbocharged V6 featuring a pair of powerful energy recuperation systems that feed twin electric motors... The aim is to deliver the same power as the 2013 V8 engine delivered using a V6 turbo and twin electric motors (which also uses 40 percent less fuel).
A driver has been killed in an accident during a classic car race at Silverstone. Denis Welch was driving in a race for pre
This year's version of F1 has exacted on lots of people in the series who have made it their life's work to be in the world's most advanced form of motorsport. These people represent key personnel within F1, not merely fringe players or dead weight.
Is the idea of a third car off-putting to you? Would it be better to see 16 cars with closer competitiveness compete in F1 rather than 6 cars toiling round at the back trying hard to disappear when being lapped? ... Is that fair? It is in the United Sportscar Championship.
As Bahrain's protests rumble on year after year, and as the authorities continue cracking down on street protests with mass tear-gassings and violent arrests, the F1 bubble-world seems never more vulnerable to bursting than when it's about to be staged in Manama.