Also because it doesn't have state support (it's a bit difficult to close down roads for a few hours each day of a 3 day event without support from the local authorities), plus there's still no real evidence of a significant US audience (sure, chicken and egg argument would counter that point, but some people would rather wait and see how Texas grows over the next few years before committing to a 2nd US-based round in case the support dwindles). You're only fooling yourself if you think the only real reason for this is that Bernie wasn't paid his cut on time. No-one really expected this race to happen, and when it slipped from the 2013 calendar that was a clear indication. I'm surprised they clung on this long, tbh.
Actually, they would probably have no problem closing the roads considering the massive influx it would bring to the economy. They just weren't receiving state FUNDING. Governor Christie would not disagree
Bild saying he's already signed a $15m deal plus bonus' but then Bild also saying Alonso has a contract with Red Bull so make out of that what you will.
Honestly, I don't see any reason why Raikkonen would want to go back to Ferrari, they are not a regular front runner, they broke his contrac early to get rid of him so Alonso could come, so I think it's a false rumour.
Why would Ferrari want Raikkonen, they got Bianchi who will do it for 10 times less money and is better (indeed my opinion).
I don't see Alonso leaving Ferrari, if he wants to go into the history books like the greatest ever or something close to that he can't afford to leave a struggling team. Schumacher joined ferrari and gave them feedback for them to build a better car, he did not leave them cause they were too slow.