The real sad part has all ready been mentioned, all of the significant road car improvements that came from F1 technology. Yes F1 is expensive, no it's not the best for the environment, but neither was the space race, going to the moon, et al. Just because something isn't cheap or environment doesn't mean it isn't valuable. There is a good case to be made for the innovations F1 used to produce before all of the regulations tightened up. Too bad.