Did you take lessons in both patronising and insulting people? I'm English living in England, so there's nothing die-hard traditionalist in me. InyCars are rubbish on road courses, I've seen more racing action on a wet Friday at Hyde Park Corner; on ovals they are exciting, they are in their element - It's a racing thing, and that's what interests me, I have no interest in spectator numbers. Indycars need a serrious redesign for road courses, plus another couple of hundred horses under the bonnet, so that they are seriously difficult to drive in order that mediocre drivers can't wander in and be semi-competetive and trip up the quality in the field. Wheat from the chavs; a significant proportion of the field is made up from drivers who have failed in other formulae.
Indeed. That is why you are not a race promoter. The people who have to put up the money to hold the race you watch on tv and on which you comment here like to have people come to their venue and pay to watch the race. See, they need to make money. The crowds are generally better at the road courses. You can't just have a race at an oval for the hell of it. You need a promoter and an agreement with the track and sponsors ect... If you don't then no race. I am sure IndyCar would love more ovals, they would love any kind of race. Do I really need to explain this to you?
The traditionalists I am talking about are people in and around the Midwest of the USA. The ones who would gather to watch 2 or more OAP's race their wheelchairs as long as they did it on an oval. These folks are adamant in their dislike of road racing. They won't say it is boring (or that the cars are rubbish on road courses), they will say it is, "boring European crap and this ain't no F1." (note the use of the word that isn't a word and a double negative, hallmarks of the traditionalist I was referring to) I love oval racing. I live in Indianapolis where the greatest oval track in the world is located and I have watched close to 50 races there just on the oval. But the series needs to survive and it can't do that at this point by propping up oval tracks/races when the crowds aren't there. Feel free to motor over to LHR and jet over and do a tour of the oval races on the calendar. You attendance would be appreciated. If you pop in for the Indianapolis 500 I would be happy to set you up with a ticket or two and show you around.
Believe it or not, I have not had formal training in insulting and patronising.