As the saying goes 12 months is a long time in sport and Liberty Media is set to celebrate a year on from taking over from Bernie Ecclestone’s reign in Formula 1, how would you assess their progress?

F1 team bosses are preparing for meetings with Liberty who will present their future vision for the sport in December with topics expected to range from financial restructuring to sporting rule tweaks.

Liberty’s maiden year in charge has been highlighted by a wider freedom across its social media channels, a new logo and the F1 Live event in London’s Trafalgar Square as build-up to the British Grand Prix with 19 of the 20 drivers driving on the city streets.

Further fan events have increased at circuits during race weekends with attendances speculated to be up on last season.

Despite encouraging early signs, rumours of deeper change to F1 are in the pipeline while Ferrari issued a quit threat this year plus the F1 driver entry at the US Grand Prix being hit with a mixed reception - not to mention the new logo revealed in Abu Dhabi.

How would you rate Liberty’s opening term in charge of F1? Do you miss “Ecclestone’s hand grenades” – to quote Mercedes boss Toto Wolff – or is the future bright for the sport?

Crash will be running Forum debates every day during the winter in preparation for the 2018 season debating a range of topics and issues – but you can submit your own ideas here.


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