Silverstone Cap Count

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Caps, Silverstone, 2007Want to know who the fans were supporting at Silverstone? Simply count their caps.

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:

Current teams

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

Non-current teams

Jordan 4*
Guinness 4
New York Yankees (baseball team) 3
England football team 2
Jaguar 1
England cricket team 1
Silverstone 1
Bridgestone 1
Iveco 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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