I watched the race from start the finish on Fox Sportsnet. I have to admit it is the most exciting F1 event I've seen yet. Second to that is the regular Monte Carlo events and the historic, yet tragic, crash in Belgium last year.
A couple weeks before the Indy F1 race, I bought the EA Sports F1 2000 game for my PC. With the game steering wheel, I played it over and over, and drove the Indianapolis circuit most of the time. Strangely enough, I knew the course all too well before I even watched the F1 race on TV.
And yes, the infield drives like an autox.
If the game is as realistic as the real thing, then I have to say that F1 cars extremely hard to drive the way Schumaker and Hakkinen drive them. Very tail happy and gobs of low end torque. One slip and there's very little you can do to recover.