Retro specials showed F1 what it's missing

Retro specials showed F1 what it's missing

Formula 1 hitting the landmark 1000th race invited plenty of rose-tinted spectacle takes on the current state of F1. But few have noticed one particular key area F1 has gone backwards in

It is all too easy when Formula 1 hits historic moments such as its 1000th race - and then struggles to mark it with a thrillfest - to put on some rose-tinted spectacles and talk about how it was better back in the old days.

While F1's landmark event in China last weekend will not go down in the history books as a standout grand prix, it's unfair to think F1 is not as good as it once was just because a single race could not live up to highlights from the previous 999.

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