F1’s Australian Grand Prix welcomes record crowd for third year in a row

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The weekend’s Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix welcomed a record 452,055 spectators across four days of motorsport action at Melbourne’s Albert Park. 

Yesterday’s (Sunday’s) crowd of 132,106 saw Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz take the win ahead of team-mate Charles Leclerc in second, and McLaren’s Lando Norris in third.

Three of the four days were a sell-out, while 65,000 attended on Thursday to watch headline action from Australian and New Zealand motorsport series, Supercars.

Friday welcomed 124,113, while Saturday saw 130,806 come through the gates at Albert Park.

The weekend total marked an increase of 7,424 fans compared to last year’s four-day attendance, resulting in a record for the street circuit.

The latest figure builds on the last two years of record-breaking crowds, with some 444,631 race-goers attending in 2023 and 419,114 in 2022. Ahead of last year’s edition, organisers were forced to redesign grandstands to hold more fans.

Additionally, tickets for this year’s grand prix sold out in record time via Ticketmaster Australia.

The 1995 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix remains the all-time attendance record-holder for the sport, with some 520,000 filling the stands. It was the last time F1 raced in Adelaide, before the Australian GP switched to Melbourne.