There's now a fully European motor racing scene in junior single-seaters; it's not just a British scene any more. And, of course, with competition there's lower numbers in each market. But I'm pretty pleased with where things are at the moment in the UK, where we will have full teams this year in BRDC British Formula 3 and British Formula 4.
In the 1970s and 1980s, there were many South American drivers and Europeans who would come and race in the UK. They'd come to the Formula Ford Festival, do FF1600 for a full year, then FF2000 in the British and European championships, and then they would move into one of the F3 championships, the most credible at the time being the British.
But the German motor manufacturers started investing heavily in motorsport through the DTM, which filtered down and gave them a great platform for F3. And the manufacturers started supporting drivers with engine programmes and things like that, better circuits were built, and a load of circuits were built in Spain, so a lot of the Latin American drivers would go to Spain and Italy. Before you knew it, the normal route of going to the UK to race was taken away because there were other options.