Formula 1's governing body has admitted defeat in its effort to make the 'sport' more exciting. A spokesman said: "Frankly, it's time for us to face facts - motor racing is just excruciatingly, mind-numbingly boring."
The admission follows a lengthy investigation into whether new controversial diffusers were legal under new F1 rules. However, judges in the F1 Court of Appeal concluded that whether the diffusers were legal or not, it didn't change the fact that racing very expensive fast cars is essentially a hobby for petrol heads and playboys, and about as exciting as a siesta in Skegness.
Some aficionados remain defiant, and insist that watching a bunch of environmentally-unfriendly mechanical equivalents of Arnold Schwarzenegger go round and round a track dozens of times is really thrilling. "You can't beat the adrenalin rush when you suddenly realise, on the eighty-fourth lap, that one car has managed to overtake another," said one fan. "Awesome!"