Date: 24th December 2017 at 10:11am
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The new owners of Formula One Liberty Media, have been keen to boost attendance figures across the Grand Prix weekends at every track around the world.

And in 2017 they saw some big improvements that they should understandably be proud of.

New events such as the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku saw an increase of +138.17% and improvement of over 40,000.

Whilst Canada and Austria boasted improvements over 60,000 each.

Singapore saw a 40,000+ rise, whilst Italy saw a near 40,000 rise.

In fact there were only four Grand Prix that saw a fall in attendances.

However that did include both Great Britain and USA who both boast two of the highest attendances for a race weekend on the calendar.

?The 2017 season was a great spectacle, on and off track, thanks to drivers, teams and, most of all, fans, the beating heart of our sport. Managing Director, Commercial Operations at Formula 1 Sean Bratches told formula1.com.

An attendance of more than 200,000 per event means that for 20 weekends per year, the population of a medium-sized city visits a race track to watch to a Formula 1 Grand Prix.

‘Our duty is to make each of these events even more entertaining to unleash what is the greatest racing spectacle on the planet.?


Formula One’s official website were keen to push a comparison of the attendance figures against other sports such as Football and American Football adding: ‘The global average attendance per event was 203,570, while for race day, the estimated average attendance was 76,722. For reference, during 2016/17 the UEFA Champions League had an average attendance of 43,016 spectators per match, the Premier League 35,822 and the Bundesliga 41,511. The 2014 FIFA World Cup had an average of 53,592 live spectators, while the 2016 NFL regular season scored an average of 69,487 spectators per match.’

 

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