Set up a poll to see if fans want to watch a procession in narrow streets of a city.
I doubt you're in the position to determine what constitutes a fan or not. Over the last 30 plus years I've been to dozens of street races. All the classics in the US. People of all interest levels go and enjoy the race. The Euro/Brit/F1 centric nature of this forum as a general rule does not have the depth of experience to assert a well founded opinion on what is or isn't a good street race. There haven't been that many street races over there like Long Beach or Toronto. For those that don't like street races fair enough. That's their prerogative. But to generalize an entire group of fans because of preconceived notions about what those fans like or don't like is wide of the mark. These events develop people that are fans of the event but perhaps not so much the series. They enjoy coming and spending the weekend at the event but may not follow the ins and outs of the sport like those here. Of everyone that watches or follows F1 not everyone is die hard enough to spend hours on a forum discussing it. It's a very slim percentage. Us diehard fans need to respect that not all that enjoy F1 or even motor racing do so on the scale with which we do.
This is interesting...
I imagine Monaco if I hear Formula1 race on street, right in the middle of a historical compound.
But I wonder what would it be in China, more likely a Detroit like situation in between the new buildings.
To book success in a street circuit is very tricky, AB is not a bad example, but Valencia, Detroit,.. all failed...
Would be delighted to see GP in Hong Kong island tho!
China hasnt got many nice ancient locations left I think. WW2 + civil war destroyed a lot. And i doubt F1 circuits would fit in the forbidden city