I don’t follow F-1 like I used too, when I was a kid.
The track was reconfigured in the last year or so,
In order to provide better competition considering the (giant) size of the cars these days. I think they have had just one race there since… it could be two.
The drivers liked the ‘new’ track, and it wasn’t exactly easy to get around.
I’m all for historic tracks being part of the schedule.
Hopefully, the new regulations for this year will shrink the cars a bit and tighten the pack. The Haas team car was the first to roll out ( well, it is a digital sketch, pretending to be a photograph), and it looks pretty good.
Long way to go to see how things work out.