It's time to save Silverstone

David Hobbs

When you see on Jenson Button's face how much it means to win the F1 title it's then you realise how much, in spite of all its flaws, F1 is still a sport.

Sure there are millions of dollars sloshing around but essentially it's motor racing and a test of a driver's abilities and guile against his peers.

So, when the merry-go-round once again focuses on the British Grand Prix and how it must justify its existence beyond doubt to Bernie Ecclestone you're left exasperated at how adept the sport is in shooting itself in the foot.