Formula One 2018 Insights

29 November 2018

With the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi, the Formula One 2018 season has come to an end. Lewis Hamilton – who already won the world championship a few weeks earlier in Mexico – finished his season in style by winning the final race.

The 2018 F1 season featured the introduction of the halo: a cockpit protection device, which proved its value in the Abu Dhabi GP when Nico Hülkenberg crashed. Compared to 2017 there were also some changes to the F1 calendar, including one extra race (total of 21 races this season) and the schedule included two more European races than in 2017 (Germany and France).

Our research into interest in Formula One (based on an online survey in 22 countries) shows an increase of global interest with 3% compared to 2017. In Europe an average of 39% of the population is interested in F1 and outside Europe that is 42% of the people. Interest in F1 outside Europe has increased with 4% in the past year.

Although most F1 fans are male, still 42% of the fans is female. That means Formula One has slightly more female followers than for example UEFA Champions League (39%).

On our F1 infographic you can find some key insights regarding interest in the highest class of auto racing. You can download the infographic for free.