F1 total attendance tops 4m in 2019, with Silverstone flying the flag
Formula 1 attracted over four million spectators to its races in the 2019 season, a slight increase of 1.75 per cent on last year.
The average attendance for each Grand Prix (across all three days) this year was 202,146, according to figures from Formula 1.
The increase was achieved despite disruption to the Japanese Grand Prix in October caused by Typhoon Hagibis.
The best-attended race was the British Grand Prix at Silverstone in July, which attracted 351,000 fans, while the Mexican and Australian rounds also attracted upwards of 300,000.
In total, eight grands prix pulled in more than 200,000 fans.
The largest increases from 2018 came in Canada, China and Australia.
On race day itself (Sunday), five events, those in Great Britain, Mexico, USA, Singapore and Belgium, drew over 100,000 fans, with Silverstone again top, with 141,000.
Sean Bratches, F1’s managing director of commercial operations, said: “We are delighted to see that over four million fans joined us at our 21 races, beating the attendance figures for last year… 2019 has been an incredible season and we are already looking forward to next year when Hanoi and Zandvoort will join our calendar.”