I stopped following Formula One for precisely the reason that the Daily Mash gave in this story about the return of Michael Schumacher.
"He insisted: "No more overtaking, no more surprises, no victorious underdogs. Just a procession of tax-avoiding millionaires following each other around the track in the precise order they set off."
But what with Old Man Mosley getting a thrashing for seven hours off a bunch of hookers dressed as Nazis, and Bernie Ecclestone's antics, F1 was beginning to get interesting again.
Then we get this revelation - Nelson Piquet Jr. deliberately took a fall in last season's Singapore race, at no small personal risk. I had dismissed it as being a far fetched story. Not a bit of it. Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds have walked from Renault, who have refused to contest the charges in an FIAA meeting on Monday.
That's bonkers. Two very senior guys in a leading team deliberately cheated. They also took some pretty bloody cavalier risks with the lives of the drivers, marshalls and others.