any innovation packed its bags and walked a decade ago.
That's why F1 never really interested me: I don't want to watch a race where all the cars are the same. I would like to see a "no holds barred" race, where you could enter anything from a teenager on a skateboard with a jet pack, to the Mammoth Car.
And would be so ridiculously dangerous, you would have a death every other race. Drivers couldn't cope with the G-forces the cars could produce and crashes would be nearly always fatal.
Don't believe me? Look at F1 in the before the mid-90's. Even with a fairly restrictive ruleset, those cars were too fast with too little safety.
Anyone who thinks "any innovation packed its bags" referring to F1 obviously has not followed a season of racing. F1 greatly rewards the engineers who come up with innovative designs within the ruleset. Just look at Mercedes' split turbocharger design (which is now being adapted to road cars because it works so well).