Can teams afford to race more than 18 races, from a sponsorship/funding standpoint?
They can if they get more sponsorship/funding.
"The IRL's future should be good, but it can't be the grass-roots series Tony George envisioned. That was a wet dream." - Bobby Unser
Compare a clip of the 1996 race and the 1997 race......Ray Charles could see a difference in the speeds.
IndyCar at Fuji or Okayama? Also, I think IndyCar can make good use of the Goldenport track in China. Let's not forget there's some really fun tracks in Argentina and Surfers is great.
IndyCar should fill in the market that F1 lost
Most of these teams get their $$$ from North American based companies. Target wasn't even in Canada a few years ago... China & Argentina gives them zero ROI. Most of the current sponsors would get absolutely nothing paying for 5 fly away races.
Do you NEED a car this fast...? NO, but do you WANT a car this fast?? YES!!! -Tom Hnatiw
Race CARS Not DOGS!!! Adopt or foster a retired greyhound -Me