A hypothetical question:
“Imagine for a moment an engineering discovery and philosophy is made; one that is applicable to motorsport and most importantly (due to its massive audience size), Formula One.
“As more and more becomes known about this new discovery and philosophy, it is understood that it will do much to improve car performance, increase competition and safety, as well as driving the ecological elements of the sport forward.
“Now imagine if you will that this new discovery and philosophy also mean that front and rear wings, as well as sidepods would be consigned to history, as they are suddenly rendered irrelevant.
“Could Formula One adapt to such a sweeping change in basic appearance or is the look of Formula One (with its wings, sidepods, etc) so cemented in modern media, business and in the minds of fans (etc) that an alteration of the visual brand has become an impossibility?”
Discuss at will, if you will.