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Is F1 Shifting From a Sport To a Soap Opera?

I am from Brazil; a country where any local television channel's most lucrative form of entertainment is unquestionably its soap operas. These short stories, lasting on average for six months are each rough replicas of their predecessors. A very small group of actors are picked by each channel and all share the parts for each 6 month soap, alternating the major and minor roles amongst themselves. Every time, predictably similar events unfold, always as dramatic as possible, until the end of each soap when things tend to settle down a bit. Over the years of watching Formula One I have always joked to some girlfriends who couldn't understand why I watched the sport, that it is the male's version of a so...

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