This weekend, at the US Grand Prix in Indianapolis, 14 cars boycotted the race because of tire issues. This is just the latest in a string of issues with F1 that is leading the world's top racing series into the CART/IRL abyss.
I'm a race fan. Not a crazy hooked on Speedvision 24/7 fan, but I'll pretty much watch anything with wheels race. I didn't even know the US GP was this weekend. I had no idea where it was on TV (if at all). Frankly, I think that's a much bigger issue wiht US racing fans.
How does something like this happen, though? How do you decide that tires are unsafe the weekend of a race? This isn't a new track. And the tire rules that didn't allow those teams to switch tires certainly don't make much sence.
It's no wonder they can't gain a US fan base, I guess. But I don't think it will be long before you see some of these ferrin divers in Cup cars.