We're barely into the new year and we already have the latest in a long line of British Grand Prix scare stories to contend with: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/38526002
As the piece says, it sounds like the opening salvo in a battle to get the annual fee reduced, which new owner Liberty Media must surely have seen coming (from other traditional European venues too - what few there are left!) when it "made it abundantly clear it wants to retain and nurture the historic European races, home of the sport's core audience, as a bedrock of its new-look F1."
It will be interesting to see how much they're prepared to bend, in contrast to the Ecclestone/CVC ultra-hard-nosed approach of recent years.
It will also be enlightening to see how much clout Ecclestone still has in the new F1 world, since he's already come out with one of his typical pronouncements on the matter: that the BRDC should "stop complaining".