It's already a dull experience for armchair viewers, and the human element — a crucial aspect of sport — is of less consequence with every passing technological advancement.
But Formula One's decision to award double points for the last race of the season is the stupidest and most anti-sport spirited move imaginable.
Yes, this season has been particularly boring, its winner, Sebastian Vettel (above) obvious from around the halfway point. But to change rules in desperation to liven things up, discarding the relevance of skills, kills the credibility of the greedy sponsor-run Formula One stone-dead. RIP then, rubbish sport.