Is Formula One popular?

Watch
username3551716
Badges: 4
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 2 years ago
#1
Seems like nobody watches F1 these days unless to watch Lewis Hamilton in the British Grand Prix.

I have been watching every season for a few years now and think motorsport has all the controversy and debate of football or rugby! Granted, the major teams are pretty corrupt and on some tracks you may as well be watching scalextric with the lack of passes...

Are there any (student) F1 fans out there?

And, do you think F1 is what it used to be?
0
reply
JaredzzC
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#2
Report 2 years ago
#2
There's an official F1 thread here where you'll get more responses from when you post: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...1#post81724104

Viewing figures have declined in general over the years, but last year saw an increase overall and in most of the specific races.
For UK, It doesn't help that Sky have an exclusive deal to air live races until (2023?) which means we also can't access F1 TV.

It's also not easy to overlook the fact that there was a lot of mercedes dominance and very little competition for a while, so with F1 being a spectator sport - if there's no action on track, a lot of people have no reason to watch, hence one of the driving forces behind the new 2019 regulations to try and take the sport in a new direction.

I also wouldn't say the top teams are corrupt, it's just more of a case of the financial distribution model of F1 is unfair.
The top teams spend lots more on R&D, have a lot more staff, facilities, infrastrucuture etc and win a lot more money.
Mercedes spent over £300 million in 2017/2018. This isn't the kind of money that lower teams have at their disposal, so naturally they are limited with what they are able to do.

That's just my quick two cents on it.
For what it's worth, I am a (student) F1 fan.
0
reply
kebabs3
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#3
Report 11 months ago
#3
avid merc fan from 2010. Alonso, ham and lecrec hold special places in my heart
0
reply
ThuggerThugger
Badges: 22
Rep:
?
#4
Report 11 months ago
#4
No its boring af
0
reply
kebabs3
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#5
Report 11 months ago
#5
I can understand that it's just cars going round in circles, but the wheel to wheel racing, along with crashes makes it interesting
0
reply
Eleanor_Moore
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#6
Report 4 weeks ago
#6
I’ve only followed it from part way through 2019, Leclerc fan and it has hooked me already, even if it is Ham Bot Ver every week!
0
reply
LittleWoods
Badges: 6
Rep:
?
#7
Report 4 weeks ago
#7
Yes, so long as you're not a supporter of Lewis Hamilton.
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

What factors affect your mental health the most right now?

Anxiousness about lockdown easing (199)
5.05%
Uncertainty around my education (571)
14.5%
Uncertainty around my future career prospects (443)
11.25%
Lack of purpose or motivation (541)
13.74%
Lack of support system (eg. teachers, counsellors, delays in care) (196)
4.98%
Impact of lockdown on physical health (236)
5.99%
Loneliness (331)
8.41%
Financial worries (145)
3.68%
Concern about myself or my loves ones getting/having been ill (154)
3.91%
Exposure to negative news/social media (178)
4.52%
Lack of real life entertainment (221)
5.61%
Lack of confidence in making big life decisions (353)
8.96%
Worry about missed opportunities during the pandemic (370)
9.4%

Watched Threads

View All