A rulebook scrapped with two-thirds of its planned existence remaining and the disintegration of a 'world championship' - yet everyone's a winner from one of modern motorsport's greatest acts of martyrdom.
How did it come to this? Just four years ago, revolutionary new machinery was supposed to signal the start of a new age for one of the world's most popular racing categories.
Now, with two years remaining in a second three-year cycle of rules, that chosen path has been abandoned in favour of a low-cost alternative - based closer to standard production models - created by the series' original founder after his split from the championship.
To continue reading subscribe to
Join prime and take advantage of member benefits:
- Custom news feed based on your favorite series
- Ad-free environment
- Access to the Giorgio Piola archive
- Best of F1 Racing
- Higher resolution photos
Unlock the benefits of PRIME and enjoy the full range of features offered by your favorite motorsport news site.Subscribe to Motorsport.com PRIME
Already have an account? Sign in
Honda team boss "amazed" by Volvo claims
Honda would have quit WTCC if TC1 rules stayed
Why a world championship made the ultimate sacrifice
- Formula 1