Hell no! It was a fiasco the first year for local small shops and vendors not directly affiliated with the race sponsor. Seems nobody thought about how the traffic redirection would negatively impact revenue from regular customers not being able to get to these business establishments. This year was better thought out.They say it is cancelled for 2 years...does anyone really think it will ever return?
Weight and less complexity. Then you also do not need a battery. Less weight means less fuel burn. Maybe they figure once you spin out you are done for the day anywayPerhaps the main reasons are the horribly rough racing surface, the car eating phony chicane and the large number of race stopping pile-ups they had in turn one at the end of the straight with the bypass which permitted late comers to circumvent the plug of stalled cars. Then they had to re-start and reconstruct the lineup and pull them back. The cars are spin out prone and usually stall. I've never understood why the engines have no starters.