I went to several sponsor/organization meetings before and after the Beijing A1 race in last year. In my opinion promoters lost money because 1) political in fighting between Shanghai govt and Beijing govt 2) not enough experience/knowledge to build a street track 3) not enough time to build a street track (due to inadequate organizing of Beijing race). 5) too small A1 fan base (due in part to too limited advertising). Basically it comes down to Beijing trying to do too much too quickly. Even on the day of the first scheduled practice the stands where the fans sit to watch the race were not finished. I hope A1 will come back to Beijing and I will do everything I can to make it happen.