Although bereft of a Grand Prix, there was no shortage of motorsport action last weekend. In Spain Sebastien Loeb inched closer to his fifth WRC driver’s Superleaguetitle; one of the most compelling DTM races in recent history took place at Le Mans; while after 10 hours’ running at Road Atlanta, the winning Audi snatched a victory by less than five seconds in the American Le Mans Series.

There were WTCC, FIA GT and A1 GP races, too. And you could have watched, at the very least, highlights of them all from an armchair in Britain.

Prefer football? There was plenty, and it was good. High points included FC Barcelona destroying Atletico Madrid by six goals to one, Newcastle’s remarkable comeback against Everton and Hull moving to third place in the Premier League with a victory over Spurs. But what about a bit of both? Football and racing?

Superleague Formula is, according to the organisers, “the fusion of the two of the world’s [sic] most popular sports – capturing the passion of football with the thrill and the excitement of motor racing.”

In short, it’s eighteen mechanically identical, 750bhp V12 single-seaters battling it out on the race circuits of Europe in the name of football clubs whose names adorn the sides.