Korean GP: Hamilton, Button bemoan lack of crowd support

Last Updated: Oct 05, 2013, 12:54 PM IST

London: Formula One drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button have said that it is sad and difficult to contest at the Korean Grand Prix because of a lack of crowd support, the circuit at Yeongam being one which struggles to draw in people.

According to the Guardian, Hamilton expressed that the drivers just have to try and draw inspiration from the empty seats, adding that they could at least put cardboard cut-outs of people in there, so they could look at them.

Button also said that it was always sad when there were no fans at a race because they make for the atmosphere, adding that the sport would not exist if it was not for them.

Now in its fourth year, the race`s location is not enough alone to explain the relatively poor numbers that attend, the report said.

Spa is a four to five-hour drive from Calais, and Le Mans even further, yet British and other European fans attend both events in thousands, the report added.

The sheer number of proposed races on next year`s calendar may also pose a threat to the race continuing, according to the report.

ANI