Mexico City Grand Prix sets attendance record

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The Mexico City Grand Prix welcomed 395,902 fans over the weekend, continuing Formula 1’s trend of record-breaking attendances. 

Almost 400,000 attended the GP at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez to see Red Bull driver Max Verstappen win his 14th race, which is a record during a single season.

The Mexico Grand Prix follows on from the record-breaking US GP, which welcomed 440,000 F1 fans to the Circuit of the Americas. This was a record for the whole of Formula 1, anywhere in the world.

Since the Mexico Grand Prix was reintroduced to the Formula 1 calendar in 2015, the race weekend has welcomed a steady 330,000 fans each year. The race was first held during the 1960s, before returning between 1986 and 1992 where it failed to garner the same level of interest.

Now in its third stint on the F1 calendar, with the race set to appear until 2025 after a new contract was signed prior to the weekend, local fans are happy to see Mexican driver Sergio Perez with a top team like Red Bull. This has helped to drive numbers for the Mexican GP as well as Formula 1’s growing popularity globally.

Earlier this year, the Australian Grand Prix set a record of 419,000 (which was eventually beaten by the US GP) and the British Grand Prix sold out in record time before welcoming over 400,000.

Fifteen of the 20 races so far have confirmed attendances this season, with almost five million fans watching Formula 1 live at the circuit.