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Poll: Nationalities '2012 (547 member(s) have cast votes)

What is your nationality?

  1. UK & Ireland (163 votes [29.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.80%

  2. North/Central Europe (Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria etc) (71 votes [12.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.98%

  3. Nordic Europe (Scandinavia, Finland, Iceland etc) (52 votes [9.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.51%

  4. South Europe (Italy, France, Spain, Portugal etc) (37 votes [6.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.76%

  5. Balkans (incl. Greece) (20 votes [3.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.66%

  6. Eastern Europe (incl. Russia) (37 votes [6.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.76%

  7. North America (USA and Canada) (64 votes [11.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.70%

  8. Central America (incl. Mexico and the Caribbean) (11 votes [2.01%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.01%

  9. South America (15 votes [2.74%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.74%

  10. Middle East (incl. Israel and Turkey) (4 votes [0.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.73%

  11. South Asia (India, Pakistan etc) (16 votes [2.93%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.93%

  12. East Asia (China, Korea, Japan etc) (5 votes [0.91%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.91%

  13. Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand etc) (8 votes [1.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.46%

  14. Oceania (27 votes [4.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.94%

  15. North Africa (2 votes [0.37%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.37%

  16. Central Africa (3 votes [0.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.55%

  17. Southern Africa (12 votes [2.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.19%

How old are you?

  1. 0-9 years old (1 votes [0.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.18%

  2. 10-19 years old (23 votes [4.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.20%

  3. 20-29 years old (216 votes [39.49%])

    Percentage of vote: 39.49%

  4. 30-39 years old (140 votes [25.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.59%

  5. 40-49 years old (93 votes [17.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.00%

  6. 50-59 years old (46 votes [8.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.41%

  7. 60-69 years old (21 votes [3.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.84%

  8. 70-79 years old (4 votes [0.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.73%

  9. 80+ years old (3 votes [0.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.55%

What is your gender?

  1. Male (495 votes [90.49%])

    Percentage of vote: 90.49%

  2. Female (52 votes [9.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.51%

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#101 jyinvicta

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:25

About to turn 26
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Austin, TX, USA

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#102 TonyK

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:29

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(....43?!?!....I surely can't be that old already....)

#103 Brother Fox

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:54

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I always consider Oceania to be moreso the small island nations of the South Pacific, but it'll do in this case :)


#104 vas04614

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:06

26, Male from Hyderabad - INDIA

#105 gillesthegenius

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:12

The stats tell that 10 are from South Asia. But am I the only Lankan Lion out here? :D

#106 gricey1981

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:59

31 male born in the Uk but live in Atlanta Ga now

#107 Rob G

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:19

Am wondering if there are any other posters on here who aren't the only representative of their immediate family?! :D

I can name three husband-and-wife teams who post in these forums. I won't, but I can. :)

I'm 42, M, USA (North Carolina).

#108 W154

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:30

We have a less than 10 year old here!? :p

People born on the 29th of February can sometimes be rather mischievious about their age :wave:

Edited by W154, 07 December 2012 - 07:31.


#109 rm111

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:58

Male / 31 / uk (Wales)

#110 bsrf1

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:10

34 Year male from Hyderabad, India

#111 Reinmuster

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:15

Male, has lived for 33 years, 40km from Sepang circuit, Malaysia.




#112 Stephan

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:19

Male, 28, the Netherlands

#113 dexter311

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:21

Aussie male, living in Germany, 27 years old.

The Webber/Vettel rivalry always makes interesting conversation...

#114 Woody3says

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:20

29/M/TX

#115 noikeee

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:22

I knew my as-neutral-as-possible world divisions would somehow offend someone, but had no idea where would the complaints come from! Rather unsurprisiginly they come from pretty much most of the globe, it's a forum-wide sport to complain about poll options. :rolleyes:

Jamaican, Living in Florida, USA... 30 years old. It would be good if you offered the Caribbean/West Indies as separate from Central America/Mexico, because culturally only Belize has strong ties to both areas. Thanks!


That's a good point actually, but with the poll saying only 1.5% of the board are from that region, it'd have been statistically irrelevant to further divide that into 2 regions.

Had a difficult call whether to include myself in Central or Eastern Europe but in the end Poland is closer to Germany than Russia (well, at least on the map). So yeah, I'm from Poland, 20-something, male (despite what my nickname may suggest).


Not really that way.

I was curious if living in Poland should I chose Central Europe or Eastern Europe.

According to wiki, Poland is in Central Europe. click

But it is not the same part of Europe with Belgium or Netherlands, which aren't classified neither to Central Europe nor Northern Europe.

I think this poll is a bit flawed unless you have more trustworthy source of knowledge than wiki.

Back on topic:
I'm 20 years old male from Poland.


When doing the divide of Europe into subregions, I was imagining the likes of Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic would vote for Eastern Europe (I was thinking Eastern Europe = the former Soviet-influenced Eastern Bloc), but it's no big deal and I should've made it clearer from the start.

Where are the borders of "Eastern" Europe, if EU borders with Asia are marked by Ural?
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A Global Citizen without age, or borders


22, male, Russia (Novosibirsk). :)

Geographically Novosibirsk is located in Asia, but i voted for Eastern Europe, as i feel Russia is closer to European country than to Asian.


Doesn't the Eastern Europe option directly states it includes Russia? That means the whole of Russia even if you live in very Asian Siberia, or with a short boat trip to US territory.

I did imagine if there's any folks from Georgia, Tajikistan etc there'd be confusion as they don't directly fit any option, but there's too many options already.

Erm, Noikeee, asking a lady about her age is really, really impolite :p


Hey it's an anonymous poll! :p

Turkey is not in the Middle East per se. Though you could say it is in the Middle East in terms of religion. Geographically you could say it is in the Asia in terms of surface area. Politically you could say it is in the Europe due to its candidate status for membership of the European Union.

So yes, I'm from Turkey, 31, pedantic male.


Well it was either that or lumping you with the Balkans which isn't correct neither.

Cyprus, 34, female. I put myself in the Greece option because even though geographically Cyprus is close to the Middle East we are an EU member.


Yeah that is an ambiguous one, I was going to lump in Greece with South Europe (and by attachment imply Cyprus and Malta would make part of it too) but then Wiki said it was part of the Balkans.

I don't agree with the options but who cares. I really don't think France is "Southern", but Western.

Anyway, what it's relevant is that I'm from Spain / 26 and male.


Call it South Europe, Western Europe, Southwest Europe, Latin Europe, whatever you like. It was that or lumping in France with the Germany option, when culturally makes more sense to attach them to Portugal Spain and Italy.

23/gold coast australia/male (Aus should have its own vote)


There isn't going to be enough people from New Zealand and the Oceanic microstates to justify statistically separating them from Australia.

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To others who also posted about 9 year old/80 year old people (I've exceeded the number of quotes for a post):

Yeah I figured out there'd be joke votes, the fact those options exist make it very clear which is the percentage of joke votes. ;)

#116 1Devil1

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:40

25/male/Germany

#117 ali.unal

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:45

Well it was either that or lumping you with the Balkans which isn't correct neither.

It's OK. I didn't get offended or anything. If you look at from space point of view, there isn't any border at all :wave:

Edited by ali.unal, 07 December 2012 - 11:45.


#118 JRodrigues

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:46

P; 20-29; M

Edited by JRodrigues, 07 December 2012 - 11:47.


#119 noikeee

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:57

As for a comment on the actual results so far:

* I'm actually surprised UK & Ireland make for only 30% of the board, thought there'd be at least 10% more, this is quite an international board then. Still a tad UK-biased as UK certainly don't make for a whole 30% of the global F1 fanbase, but given these forums are attached to the Autosport magazine, use English language and there's huge UK involvement in F1 anyway with over half of the teams based there, it's only to be expected.

* The Germany/Netherlands and US/Canada regions coming next aren't surprising neither, Germans have won 10 of the last 20 drivers championships so the fanbase there is massive and very active, whereas US and Canada benefit from simply speaking English natively. I was surprised to read the board started in the US actually, I wasn't aware of that and probably makes a difference. Nevertheless it's striking how much of a fanbase is there, when F1 is usually considered to be so unpopular there, at least compared to other sports. Local Austin attendance figures showed this nicely too.

* Relatively large portions of fans from Nordic Europe and Latin Europe are unsurprising too. There's a long tradition of Finnish champions with Rosberg, Hakkinen and Raikkonen attracting a steady fanbase over the past 3 decades. Whereas Italy (Ferrari), France (Renault, Prost and countless other drivers) and Spain (Alonso) have huge fanbases, the Spanish a bit more recent, with the Italians and French having been here since the beginning of F1. I suspect there'd a be a ton more people from this region if it weren't for the language issue, as we in the South tend to be far less comfortable with English than people from the Northern European nations.

* The language issue becomes even more obvious when looking at South and Centre America, there are huge fanbases there the biggest of which in Brazil, but tend to be mostly disconnected from the English part of the web. Sum both regions and you get only 4%, it's clearly a under-represented part of the world in this board.

* The Balkans will speak English more readily than the Brazilians, Argentinians or Mexicans but it's still striking they make up a very similar 4%, there's an odd long history of Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Greek people in this board when there's never been a driver from those areas. Impressive.

* Even more impressive is a collective 6.4% for Eastern Europe, even if I have considered Eastern Europe as a very large region including Russia. However there's only been 2 significant drivers from there, Petrov and Kubica, and some of the (many) Polish have been voting Central Europe instead. These are some fantastic numbers for this region.

* Australia, New Zealand and South Africa bring considerable fanbases of 4.6% in Oceania and 2.4% in Southern Africa, again they speak English and have an history of F1 drivers and racing venues so it's not a shock. However again it puts the Balkans and the Eastern Europe big numbers into perspective.

* In Asia I am actually astonished, it's been the biggest surprise so far to me. This because there's a considerable amount of people from India yet almost nobody from the China/Japan/Korea area!! When at least the Japanese are known to be big F1 fans. I suspect the issue again is language and alphabet, that area of the world doesn't cross over easily to the English part of the web. But may also indicate there's perhaps a lack of fanbase there (China and Korea). India's numbers are surprising and encouraging but I do wonder if many aren't just people that moved out of India to western countries and then developed a F1 interest. Southeast Asia numbers are a little disappointing given there's currently 2 races there. Middle East even more so given there's 3 races and the (vocal) Turkish are included.

* North and Central Africa are as irrelevant as expected, sadly. F1 ranks very low in the interests of this poor part of the world.

* In terms of age, little surprise as we get the usual curve. Most of this board is in their 20s or 30s, with decreasing but still relevant number of people as they get further older, then a small number of teenagers.

* Same with gender, 1 lady for every 9 men here is actually a little more than I anticipated.

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#120 BorkoF2012

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:11

* The Balkans will speak English more readily than the Brazilians, Argentinians or Mexicans but it's still striking they make up a very similar 4%, there's an odd long history of Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Greek people in this board when there's never been a driver from those areas. Impressive.

We almost had F1 driver a few years ago(allegedly he was pretty close to become Williams test driver), Milos Pavlovic, but I don't think that having a driver from your country is important at all.

#121 ali.unal

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:12

We almost had F1 driver a few years ago(allegedly he was pretty close to become Williams test driver), Milos Pavlovic, but I don't think that having a driver from your country is important at all.

And who can forget Stefan GP Team that never was.

#122 BorkoF2012

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:13

And who can forget Stefan GP Team that never was.

That man's lies were embarassing for the entire country.

#123 noikeee

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:20

We almost had F1 driver a few years ago(allegedly he was pretty close to become Williams test driver), Milos Pavlovic, but I don't think that having a driver from your country is important at all.


Oh I'm very aware you can be a fan without having a driver from your nation, after all I'm Portuguese and the only time we ever had a guy on the podium the race was a farce (Indy 05). However drivers certainly help establishing fanbases, look up how much bigger F1 became in Spain and Poland over the last decade!

#124 Adelaide

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:23

30 something Australian female. I guessed 10% females for the poll so I got it pretty much spot one.

Edited by Adelaide, 07 December 2012 - 12:23.


#125 sesku

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:50

As for a comment on the actual results so far:

* I'm actually surprised UK & Ireland make for only 30% of the board, thought there'd be at least 10% more, this is quite an international board then. Still a tad UK-biased as UK certainly don't make for a whole 30% of the global F1 fanbase, but given these forums are attached to the Autosport magazine, use English language and there's huge UK involvement in F1 anyway with over half of the teams based there, it's only to be expected.

etc.

I don't see this poll really represent the correct number of F1 fans from certain region of the world. There is a number of F1/motorsport related forum other than AutosportBB for F1 fans to follow. Non-english speaking country usually has their own F1 fans forum.

#126 PretentiousBread

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 14:56

26/Male/Northern Ireland

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#127 Boxerevo

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 15:07

Male.
24 years.
Brazil.

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#128 Wander

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 15:44

20 year old male from Oulu, Finland.


That's my identity!

Except that I turned 21 fairly recently.

#129 skywing

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 16:31

That's my identity!

Except that I turned 21 fairly recently.

:p

#130 multivac

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50 yr, male, Greece, Mechanical Engineer


#131 Tombstone

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Male, 46, English americophile, McLaren fan since 1974.

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#132 discover23

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 18:40

Male
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#133 eric2610

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32 Male Half South African, half German, but I feel like a South African, Living in Germany since 21 years.

Formula interested since I can think, used to live 4km away from Kyalami Race track.

Hate German winters, they should get banned

#134 CF22

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 19:00

24 Male from Miami, Florida, US.

#135 Anonymous

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 19:19

4chan
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#136 vgrocco

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 20:08

21, male, from Cyprus (I chose South Europe)

#137 Sheik

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 20:22

27, male, mechanical engineer from Slovenia...

#138 DrProzac

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 20:24

2*/3/1

* - Poland (yeah, that's Central Europe)

#139 xman

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 20:49

Umm.. wow.. I've been on this forum for over 10 years already. Didn't really realize that..

27, male, Finland.

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#140 tomboyracer

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 21:25

UK, 24, female :kiss:

#141 WhatOh

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 21:34

Britsh Indian, female, 35

#142 crbassassin

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 21:45

29 year old male from US

#143 Puhoon

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 22:47

I'm a 6 years old female from Papua New Guinea.


I thought I was the only one!

#144 Crazy Ninja

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 00:19

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I love sandwiches, and long walks on the beach. I wish i lived near a beach. Always close to a sandwich though!

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#145 PorcupineTroy

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 00:35

Male, 19, living in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada!

#146 NotSoSilentBob

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:42

38, male, Australia

#147 Claudius

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Male
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#148 ArkZ

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:36

21, Poland, male

#149 NotSoSilentBob

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Leave my daughter out of this!


#150 robefc

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:56

So, who is your relative here?

(asking as being 50% of the Danish brothers, the other being KWSN)


Check out the winker just above your post :)

Do you guys support the same team/driver?


I can name three husband-and-wife teams who post in these forums. I won't, but I can. :)

I'm 42, M, USA (North Carolina).


hehe, I wonder if they have the same loyalties or whether sunday's are a little tense in their households! :D