All stats are showing a decrease in popularity in the television coverage of F1. This is not mirrored in other forms of motor sport, with MotoGP and Speedway going ahead.
If that doesn’t have you on the edge of your seat, you’re dead.
What the F1 spectators have been calling for is close competition, not fancy electronics and unreliable hybrids with engine revs slower than many road cars these days. We miss the scream of 17 thousand RPM. We miss the side by side and nose to tail dicing. We are not in the slightest interested in “dirty air”. And we want large legible numbers on the cars, so we know who is where.
And in the meantime stop re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.