Does Silverstone still have an F1 future?
Two big political stories were always going to dominate the Silverstone weekend - but the future of the British Grand Prix was mostly pushed to one side on Friday by the cataclysmic events surrounding the threat by eight of the teams to set up a breakaway championship in 2010.
At least it was until Max Mosley, of all people, dropped a little bombshell into his interview with the BBC.
After discussing the political crisis at length, the FIA president was asked his thoughts on it overshadowing the fact that this is, at least in theory, the last time Silverstone will host an F1 race for a very long time.
Mosley, who has been just as much a critic of Silverstone as his long-time cohort Bernie Ecclestone, proceeded to come out with what must be the most surprising quote of the weekend so far.
"In one way it's good," he said, "because it's not very nice to keep talking about this is the last Silverstone and what's going to happen at the British Grand Prix.
"On the other side I think the chance of there not being a British Grand Prix next year is very small and my personal view - and it's not for me to decide - is that it's highly likely it will be at Silverstone."
This is the man who, at this race a year ago, celebrated in a joint release with Ecclestone the fact that the contract for the race from 2010 had been awarded to Donington Park.
It was a striking thing for Mosley to say on so many levels, and it left people wondering what on earth he was up to.
There are many people in F1 who think that Donington will not host the race next year.
Despite the protestations of Simon Gillett, the boss of the company that owns the lease to the track and who signed the contract with Ecclestone, few think that it will be ready.
Gillett says that building work is starting. But he still has to raise the money required to put the race on - and there are serious doubts that the debenture scheme he has created to do so will work.
So what happens if Donington cannot fulfil its contract? Ecclestone has said he will not let Silverstone host another race in its current condition - and the natural extension of that stance is that there would then be no British Grand Prix in 2010.
But what Ecclestone says and what he does are not always the same thing, so there are plenty of people in F1 who think that the race will, indeed, end up back at Silverstone next year.
For Mosley to come out and say that himself, however, was remarkable at this stage. Like the row between him and the teams, this one is going to run and run.