totally different audience. When you start traveling more than 30 miles inland from NYC you end up in these rural areas that resemble towns in North Carolina .
I just thought of a major flaw with a NY-centered USGP. If they run the race in June (to coincide with the Canadian GP), they're gonna be in direct conflict with Nascar. June is when Nascar visits both Dover and Pocono, both within (give-or-take) 100 miles of NYC. That will certainly impact the turnout, especially with F1's bad reputation in the U.S.
The (easy?) solution would be to move the North American rounds Late September/Early October, similar to the 1970's. Of course, this could cause a major schedule shuffle to accommodate this.
I think that a gp in NYC would be similar to the Montreal gp were tourists and travelers make up a big chunk of those in attendance. On any given weekeday there are thousands of people who come here on business from all over the world, it would be a perfect opportunity for those people to extend their stay for the weekend to attend the race or make it part of a business sponsored event.
Edited by Messi10, 04 May 2010 - 13:53.