There are many factors besides TV considerations and safety. You need to have drivers who are willing to race on those tracks. Everything changed after 1994, two people died at a GP and one was injured badly apart from other incidents. One of the two who died was the biggest racer at that time and people took the loss personally. FIA felt they needed to react, and i think it was a knee jerk reaction. Chicanes popped up every where, tracks were redesigned, cars were redesigned, helmets, HANS device, the area around the cockpit kept changing, wheels tethers etc. Add to that a few sissy world champions. When it was announced that F1 would have grooved tires from 1998, Jacques Villeneuve threatened to quit F1 if that rule was introduced. It was merely a threat, but he, Villeneuve a purist, needed support from Schumacher and Hill to have any hope of fighting that idea but that help never came. Instead the GPDA had their safety team which at one time was headed by Schumacher then Trulli, and later on by Webber, don't know who heads that now, and it would go to different tracks and suggest changes, safety changes. To this day these drivers are not happy with safety standards.
In a day and age where we have a white line while exiting the pitlane, so that we don't have a car that gets in that path of another car which is coming down the main straight at a higher speed, it is wishful thinking that these teams and drivers would agree to racing on some of the tracks you have suggested. They are happy with the mickey mouse tracks F1 visits.
Ummm dropped for no reason? Are you talking about the same driver that Ferrari paid big bucks to for
07, 08,09, and were going to do the same for 2010 to drive the most prestigious marque. In this case they have paid him not to drive for them. This is their star driver who was outshone by Massa in `08, and every one including myself thought he would be back with a vengeance for this season. Alright, so the car is not capable of fighting at the front, but a) He should have been able to help the team and lead them in the right direction, b) He was out driven by Massa again before his accident at the Hungaroring. If Massa can provide the same service and most would agree he has been a better driver than Raikkonen in 2008 and 2009 then Ferrari should not have to pay Raikkonen that kinda money and instead spend it some where else.