You might think that everyone was there to support Hamilton but ten minutes spent looking at what the fans were wearing on their heads told a different story – I spotted support for all but one of the F1 teams.
Here’s how the support breaks down:
McLaren – 74 caps
Ferrari – 43
Honda – 33 (inc. BAR)
Williams – 18
Renault – 16
Red Bull – 9
Spyker – 8*
BMW – 6 (inc. Sauber)
Toyota – 4
Super Aguri – 1
Scuderia Toro Rosso – 0
New York Yankees (baseball team) 3
England football team 2
England cricket team 1
Liverpool football club 1
*I didn’t include Jordan in Spyker’s count because that was their identity two teams ago and the two have entirely different branding styles.
A few other observations: Most of the Renault fans had 2007-style caps, so they weren’t just glory hunting for Alonso. About half of the Ferrari caps were for Schumacher.
Anecdotally, I think the number of Williams caps has plummeted in recent years.
I will hopefully be off to the Italian Grand Prix this year where I expect Ferrari caps to out-number McLaren and the rest by a huge ratio…
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