A sport which started in 1950, Formula 1 has had races at 70 different circuits around the world with varied fan following. Some races have been more popular than others due to factors like location, history, etc. Here we take a look at the Top 6 Formula 1 races with the most passionate of fans.
The Mexican Grand Prix returned to the Formula 1 calendar in 2015 and was held at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez Circuit in Mexico City with an attendance of 134,850. The newly re-profiled track was the center of attention from the start of the season and fans came in numbers to support the local hero, Sergio Perez. The event was as huge a success as it was in the past and fans went crazy, being so close to the podiums. The event was awarded the best promoted race of the season at the FIA Gala in December of 2015 and the drivers labelled it having the best podium on the calendar.
The most popular track on the F1 calendar and favourite of both drivers and fans, the Belgian Grand Prix held at the Spa-Francorchamps Circuit attracts crowds from all around the world. The Belgian Grand Prix has always been known for the exciting races and changing weather which the fans absolutely love. The track is most famous for the eau-rouge corner which is known to catch drivers out. In a recent poll, the Belgian Grand Prix was voted as a favorite event on the F1 calendar.
Along with the Italian Grand Prix, the British Grand Prix is also one of the longest continually running events on the Formula 1 calendar. Held at Silverstone, the event had a crowd of over 140,000 people in 2015 who came to cheer for their home hero Lewis Hamilton and the eventual world champion. With a rich racing history, the event attracts large passionate crowds. Earlier, it used to be Nigel Mansell, but now it’s Lewis Hamilton who resides in the hearts of the British fans.
In a place where thunderstorms and showers are quite frequent, the Japanese fans brave through it all to support their favorite drivers. With some of the most passionate and knowledgeable fans, the Japanese Grand Prix is always a huge success, always having packed grandstands come race day. The Suzuka track where the race takes place is the only figure 8 circuit on the calendar and the 130-R corner is a nightmare for drivers in the rain to take without a little braking. A hugely popular event, the Japanese Grand Prix is one who all look forward to.
An event which started in the 1970s, the Brazilian Grand Prix has seen amazing crowds with passionate fans. The Senna legacy still lives in the hearts of the Brazilian fans and each year they come to cheer for their home hero Felipe Massa who used to live in Sao Paulo, where the race is currently held. The most impressive thing about the event is that the track is so constructed that the fans are the closest to the drivers than at any other track in the season. The fans in Brazil are probably one of the most enthusiastic and emotional people, than those present anywhere else.
The Italian Grand Prix is probably one of the longest running events on the Formula 1 calendar and is the home turf of the legendary Ferrari F1 team. The support for the Italian team is massive at their home Grand Prix. The race is currently held in Monza and has a podium separate to the seating facility meaning the champagne reaches the fans directly. The Ferrari legacy lives on in the hearts of the fans, Tifosi with them being the most popular and legendary teams in Formula 1 and they attract the most passionate of fans to cheer for them in the packed grandstands every year.