Similar thing is happening in Brazil. After the failures of barrichello and massa to win a title, people here dont pay too much attention in F1 anymore.Mar wrote: Yep, once Alonso disappears the interest will dramatically sink. As a matter of fact it is sinking already because he doesn't win. Most of the motorsport "fans" here discovered motorsport with Alonso. I still remember when I had to buy foreign press on Tuesdays (it arrived with delay) if I wanted to know what had happened in the race the previous weekend
We always hear people say: "after senna died i dont watch F1 anymore."
C'mon! he died almost 20 years ago!