For the first time last season F1 made public a number of radio broadcasts between teams and FIA race control but following a year of controversy, was this the correct decision?
As fans of F1, we always crave greater insight and access to the behind-closed-doors inner workings of the sport.
These doors have gradually opened under the ownership of Liberty Media but there comes a point when you have to question whether the access instead becomes over-exposure.
This point was possibly reached by F1, with both Mercedes and Red Bull aligned in believing the broadcast of radio messages between the teams and FIA race director Michael Masi was a step too far despite originally backing the idea.
Although the communications system is likely to be revised for the coming season, and whether we now hear messages or not, there is a risk fans will judge decisions based on conversations they assume are happening, even if they are not heard.
Let us know your thoughts on the topic. Do you want the broadcasts to continue or are you happy without hearing teams berating the race director?