There were two defining images from the Spanish Grand Prix. The first was Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel battling wheel-to-wheel for victory. The second was a crying Kimi Räikkönen fan.

Let’s deal with the latter image first. The Kimi fan in question was six-year-old Thomas Danel, who was spotted by TV cameras sobbing after Ferrari’s Finnish driver crashed out of the race after a first-lap clash with Max Verstappen. The footage provided a talking point for the commentators, and stills and video of Danel crying quickly spread around social media.

It was what happened next that was really notable. Under the old, Bernie Ecclestone-led F1 regime, the story would likely have ended there. Well, apart from FOM people busily ensuring any F1 video was taken off the internet.