Its a global sport now. You're a (water-tight) bloke who won't pay to watch a sport you profess to enjoy, living in a country thats in decline. The world is now full of emerging markets full of people with new disposable income, in countries with actual economic prospects, who are chucking it about like theres no tomorrow. Thats what they're interested in. Not you. Deal with it.
This is such bollocks, by 2050 we're still projected to be a top 10 economy. I don't know many people who aren't European that are into F1 btw.
The biggest recent jump in audience numbers has been in the States, I mean...I totally forgot that the States is a developing nation.