It's totally understandable that some people do not want strategic races in their games, that they don't want to choose between hard tyres and soft tyres with a pit stop. They just want a 5 lap sprint race start to finish. Fine, cater to those people, but to take it away for everyone is absurd. I know they'll deny it but I am convinced this is a Codemasters management decision. Simplify your games, reduce costs, throw out whatever you've got every two years. It reeks of that business model of theirs recently. I miss the Toca 2, Colin McRae Rally 3 and earlier Codemasters.