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F1 is spectacular and fascinating for those heavily involved in it, but it doesn't do a good enough job of getting that across to a wider audience, or allowing the things that make it so great to come to the surface often enough.
Formula 1 is so wonderful for those of us invested in it: a compelling concoction of high-speed complexity and adrenaline-filled competition. We 'insiders' hang on its every twist and turn. But step outside the echo chamber for a second and all is not well.
Fernando Alonso is right - F1 is too predictable. Far too often, to the untrained eye and mind, it is simply boring to watch. Now, I know every race cannot be a classic, and it's tricky to produce consistently great racing without resorting to artifice, but sport sold as spectacle cannot simply sit back and hope for the best.
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