Although he did not win the race, Lewis Hamilton crowned himself with a sixth world title at the Formula 1 weekend in Austin (USA). However, this historical sporting moment surprisingly didn’t make an impact on the TV ratings of RTL broadcasts.

The Mercedes driver finished second at the US Grand Prix, enough for the third world title in a row. His teammate Valtteri Bottas won the race in Austin, but the gap in driver’s championship points to his teammate is now too big to close in the remaining two races. Crossing the line in third was Red Bull driver Max Verstappen.

 After a poor qualifying, Hamilton started the race from fifth place, but managed to overtake the two Ferrari drivers of Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel after the start. The German had major technical problems with his car at the beginning, dropping from second to seventh place in the first few laps. Bottas was able to lead the race straight from the start despite the efforts of Verstappen and Hamilton.

 But who cares?

 RTL broadcast the Formula One race from the United States of America at 20:15. 3.23 million people joined in, with 1.06 million XXX. Here the market share was a poor 8.6 percent. And the half-hour award ceremony attracted 1.68 million viewers and 500,000 XXX, with a disappointing 5.1 percent market share.

Hamilton is now missing only a world title for the record of Michael Schumacher, who was world champion seven times. Back in October Mercedes already secured the title as the best manufacturer at the race weekend in Japan.