I was watching the German Grand Prix, and the TV commentator said that the sea of Ferrari flags indicated the level of support that Michael Schumacher commanded. That sounded reasonable until I recalled that there was a sea of Ferrari flags at Hockenheim before Michael signed for Maranello. When Schumacher was winning World Championships for Benetton, there weren’t Benetton flags.
You might expect strong support in Italy, but the tifosi are everywhere. The guy in my local video store wears a Ferrari cap. I’ve never seen him without it. I’ve known him ten years, but I still don’t know whether or not he has hair on his head. He always has a Ferrari cap on his head.