The bald BBC website writer was just one of many people saying silly things such as ‘the grandstand is not full in Shanghai because it costs half a monthly wage’ or somesuch rubbish.
Shanghai is an enormous city and ALL OVER IT, you can see BMWs, Mercedes, Maseratis, Infinitis… there is a lot of money here. Yes, there are many poor people but factually – you can look this up – China has more rich people than anywhere else in the world.
They just don’t like F1.
They like shopping and eating, eating and shopping. That’s it.