You might be forgiven for thinking that the F1 community yesterday linked arms and voluntarily jumped over the cliff into a gaping abyss, leaving the FIA-backed establishment facing the prospect of staging an official world championship contested by a group of makeshift newcomers while the cream of the sport aligned with the F1 teams’ association will face an equally exacting task finding race tracks and broadcasters who wish to support what will certainly be branded as a breakaway championship.