Top 10 "European" Race Broadcasts without Britain
01 - 06.73m - 1996 Monaco Grand Prix (BBC1)
02 - 06.70m - 1996 Portuguese Grand Prix (BBC2)
03 - 06.12m - 1995 European Grand Prix (BBC2)
04 - 06.10m - 1992 Monaco Grand Prix (BBC2)
05 - 05.77m - 1995 Portuguese Grand Prix (BBC2)
06 - 05.68m - 1997 European Grand Prix (ITV1)
07 - 05.63m - 1996 German Grand Prix (BBC1)
08 - 05.56m - 1994 European Grand Prix (BBC1)
09 - 05.51m - 1995 Italian Grand Prix (BBC2)
10 - 05.50m - 1996 European Grand Prix (BBC2)
You've probably, by now, noticed the same Grand Prix's making an appearance. Here are the averages for the European races from 1992 to present:
05.22m - Portugal *no races since 1996
04.74m - Great Britain
04.38m - Luxembourg *only two races
04.18m - Monaco
04.07m - Europe
03.76m - San Marino
03.73m - Germany
03.73m - Singapore *only one race so far
03.70m - Belgium
03.69m - South Africa *only two races
03.65m - Italy
03.62m - Hungary
03.60m - Austria
03.48m - Spain
03.32m - France
03.29m - Bahrain
02.75m - Turkey
That's interesting. Do you think there are some Britons out there not in the know, who see the words European GP, think it is something more special than the average GP and think if they are ever gonna watch one, it might as well be the European GP.
Italy didn't have a local boy since Ascari, but that didn't stop them to follow F1.
Their ratings till Hammy Wammy have been 2 to 3 - 3.5 times higher vs Britain, at an equal population.
I agree Britain, was never really a "racing country", it was and is (for most part) a fanboy country.
The only racing country I can think of is Italy.
I have one word for you: FERRARI