On another note, we’ve drifted far from our original topic of new races and their status on the calendar.
To refocus the discussion, in the original post on this thread, @joey-zyla posited:
I honestly don’t care how good the circuit itself is, I don’t want yet another new circuit.
A thesis I must strongly disagree with. A track should not be judged on whether it is a newcomer to the calendar, but by its defining characteristics, whether it contributes to the make-up of the F1 calendar, and the quality of racing it produces.