It's understood that yesterday's meeting of the F1 Strategy Group, as widely anticipated, produced little of substance.
Indeed, it would appear that other than agreeing the date of the next meeting - as Bernie Ecclestone had predicted - the only topic on which there was some form of agreement is that which will cause more controversy, alienate fans and damage a number of existing teams.
Never mind resolving the issue of whether the four engine limit should be increased to five - at a time when Red Bull is perilously close to falling foul of the rule - in its infinite wisdom the Strategy Group has effectively given the green light for the bigger teams to sell their chassis to customers, a move which would effectively spell the end of teams like Sauber and force India, which is actually a member of the group.
Talk about turkey's voting for a Christmas party.
So, at a time the sport is haemorrhaging spectators, viewers and sponsors, and in danger of losing a couple of teams, rather than focussing on what is really needed the sport's powers that be are focussing on something that will probably prove to be even more of a turn-off.
Gene Haas must be wondering what on earth he's getting in to.