Would love an F1 race in Texas... just not by these clowns. Deal started stinking from it's inception. Pretty sad really. These Rednecks would have been better served starting out with street race just to test the waters.
After the first year the USGP @Indianapolis dropped in attendance like a rock. F1 IS
a niche of a niche, compounded by the fact that it's run by an Evil Lil' Troll
Yeah, really. Noone cares about F1 here. Not even a little bit. And, the ones who do try to follow the sport, like me are completely turned off by the UN-competitiveness of it and complete domination of a few teams. Its stoopid and pointless. Its like setting up a footbal league where the '85 Bears get to play against disabled 12 year old girls and they keep winning 126-0. Real exciting.
I know there are some good battles for position on the track here and there and you might even get a *true* race for the checkered flag once in a while, but 90% of the time it goes like this:
Vettel drives by..... :30 seconds pass.... either a McLaren or Weber drives by..... 1:30 passes.... some other car drives by...... Ferrari drives by..... 7 minutes pass...... other cars that are 15 laps down drive by.
Also, there arent any real personalities or interesting drivers for the fans to root for. Just a bunch of slick-haired, Euro-playboys that are way too cool for most people. I dunno - thats the impression I get. They are also sort of boring and stiff. This is the same problem that the NHL has - not enough indentifiable stars. Back when CART and other Open wheel racing was somewhat popular here in the USA, you had guys like Bobby Rahal, Danny Sullivan, The Foyts, The Unsers, Andretti, etc, etc. Guys you could root for or against. F1 has no such guys. Hell - the driver doesnt meana damned thing anyways. The cars are like slot cars with handling magnets front and rear(for those that remember or still play with slot cars you know what I mean
But yeah, bring an F1 race to Texas.... that'll be the shortest lived thing ever. And, that local community will get stcuk with the bill for the next 40 years.