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The people of France are a spirited and passionate group when it comes to their sports. However, soccer and Formula 1 racing are the two sports that really evoke emotions in most fans. French enthusiasm for racing goes back to the early 1900’s. During this time, races were held on tracks that were nothing more than dirt roads and tar. This tar would even melt on hot days, and it became a problem for the drivers. This did not deter the fans, and improvements in track conditions made the races in France even more entertaining.
Most fans agree that Formula 1 racing is a special social event. It is the perfect place to bring friends for an exciting adventure. When the cars clash, everyone is on the edge of their seats to see what will happen next. Some French residents throw lavish parties to celebrate racing’s most storied events. Racing social events also have the potential to create new fandom among those who previously never watched the races. Formula 1 racing provides a new way for people to engage with their friends while sipping wine.
Another reason why the French have so much Formula 1 passion, is because they become invested in the drivers. Young race fans latch onto a favourite driver at a very early age. They look up to them as role models, and some of them even go on to become drivers themselves. Rooting for a driver is one of the most rewarding things to do. Formula 1 races also boost the French economy. The French Grand Prix is watched by fans all over the world. This leads to lucrative TV deals. The race brings in many tourists from all over the world as well. A lucrative venture like Formula 1 is a great choice because of the economic boos it provides.
Although most people in France watch the races because they genuinely enjoy the competition, others see it as a way to bet money. Sports betting is a popular hobby in France. People bet on drivers to fish within a certain group during the French Grand Prix. Other common bets include lap times. Betting is a fun way to pass the time with friends when watching the race. It adds an extra element of suspense to an event that already has plenty of action to go around. France shows true passion for Formula 1.