You could be forgiven for forgetting that Friday was the opening day of the British Grand Prix weekend, with the action on track being overshadowed by the political storm threatening to tear F1 apart.
Follow the links below for the various twists and turns in a dramatic day in the F1 paddock...
FOTA teams in F1 breakaway
Shortly after midnight on Thursday, the Formula One Teams Association announces that it will set up a breakaway series in 2010 after failing to reach a compromise with the FIA over the ongoing budget cap saga.
FOTA statement in full
FOTA's statement reveals the reasoning behind its decision to breakaway from the FIA
FIA 'disappointed but not surprised' by FOTA breakaway
The FIA issues its first missive in response to the FOTA announcement, revealing it is 'disappointed but not surprised' that the team's are looking to break away from F1
FIA launches legal action against FOTA
The cars have barely returned to their garages after the second practice session at Silverstone before the FIA announces legal proceedings against the FOTA teams will start 'without delay'
Mosley: We will reach a compromise
Max Mosley speaks to the BBC
about the debacle and says he believes compromise will be reached before a rival series begins
FIA chief admits: You can't quit in a crisis