Formula 1 is way more exciting than football.
Soccer is better than football. Cricket is better than baseball. Rugby is better than American football. F1 is better than Nascar.
There might be some yanks that think all Europeans play is football (soccer) but this is not true we play hockey rugby basketball and cricket too.
Only because we don't see fans murder other fans over a stupid game. Don't get me wrong, football (both forms) is a stupid game, but I don't think Americans are as fanatical as Europeans are about their sports.
More fast paced, a lot more physically challenging, and reward worthy.
I wouldn't call it better, sports focus is bad in either country, a massive waste of resources. However, American sport is more popular, among those that I consider the idiots that care about it more than the millions of lives the money is cost to set up the event could have saved.
Basketball,Ice Hockey,American Football,Baseball>European Football