I think circuits like Abu Dhabi, India and China all have the same problem, which is the concept of the tracks is different from circuit like Spa, Monza and Silverstone. The old circuits are all ‘designed’ to give drivers a tough challenge and provide spectators opportunity to watch the race. The new circuits are designed to be eye candy, to show how gorgeous the country is and give the drivers the best opportunity to overtake each other by connecting a long straight to a slow, tight corner.
So the new circuits are not built to give the drivers a ‘thrill’ and give the spectators cheap seats to enjoy racing. This gives the issue of the country not falling in love with motor racing, so there will not be a motorsport culture like we have established that in Europe, the US, South America, Japan and Oceania.
If only a circuit like Belgium could be built in Abu Dhabi, so that lots of people can enjoy it for a very small price and without much ado. A motorsports culture should grow organically, not build a circuit and say “alright folks, now you all adore motor racing!” And I really don’t understand why the organizers of the Indian, Chinese and Abu Dhabi GPs don’t see this.
EDIT: I just noticed I wrote the classic tracks by their names, and the new tracks by country or place – that’s quite telling actually.