World champion Sebastian Vettel is copping some of the blame for the small crowd at Hockenheim last weekend.
After buzzing atmospheres and big crowds in Canada, Austria and Silverstone, the empty seats for the German grand prix were conspicuous.
"Maybe they are all hung over from the world cup," said Red Bull team boss Christian Horner.
Or maybe the German fans listened to their reigning world champion.
Early this year, as F1 mulled the controversial switch from screaming V8s to quiet V6 engines, Red Bull driver and German Vettel said the sport now sounds "sh*t".
"That doesn't help, no," said Mercedes' Toto Wolff.
"We talked the sport down at the beginning...
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