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Unlike F1's Miami, Road America is a 'proper' circuit, challenging drivers in the best way possible

Sir Jackie Stewart stood on a platform overlooking the entrance of Miami International Autodrome's Turn 6. You know the one. The broad lefthander that swept around a flotilla of yachts that weren't floating at all, anchored in fake water in a football stadium parking lot that, oh yeah, also featured a tiny little bit of asphalt deterioration at the fringes of that turn, ragged edges produced from the recently poured and not entirely cured blacktop.

Some furor was raised over those "pebbles" that turned out to be much ado about nothing. The fake marina? In old-school Formula One circles, it was portrayed as only slightly less offensive than spray painting the Eiffel Tower purple.