Watkins Glen is a nice track and has an outstanding bar outside whose name I don't remember. I remember the name of the girl... barely.
Road America is the best track I've seen at this side of the pond. The Kink and Turn 13 would kill some safety marshalls of a heart attack.
Laguna Seca is too short at 2.2 miles. FIA says 2.5 miles or bust.
Miller Motorsport is in the end of the world (Salt Lake City in my map is beyond Mordor).
I don't see tracks with more runoff areas than track
, where acommodations are more important than circuit layout
or where people would tolerate ticket prices for the very rich
. So, I don't see more F1 races in USA.
I think the main problem in USA is how to sell a venue that gives you a 4:30 am schedule for most of its audience (Colombia, Canada and Brazil excepted, of course
). That's a hard one. Maybe they'll do it for the colombian market (me and my two sons).
I believe you have a similar, if opposite, problem with poetry. Paraphrasing the immortals word of Jorge Montealegre: "Poetry doesn't sell because it's not sold" ("La poesía no se vende porque no se vende"), you could say: "In America, F1 does not sell because it is already sold"...
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