Date published: December 20 2019
Data provided by promoters shows that the British Grand Prix at Silverstone was the best attended race weekend of 2019.
As reported by Reuters.com, Silverstone topped the charts for 2019 with a total attendance of 351,000.
The event was one of only three to break the 300,000 mark alongside the Mexican Grand Prix (345,694) and the season-opening Australian Grand Prix (324,100).
Silverstone also topped the race-day attendance figures with a Sunday total of 141,000.
It was the Canadian Grand Prix which reported the biggest year-on-year attendance rise, with an increase of 14.69%. Next year the country will have both Lance Stroll and Williams newcomer Nicholas Latifi on the grid to get behind.
The sport’s owners Liberty Media also confirmed that a total of 4,164,948 people attended at least one of the 21 races in 2019, an increase of 1.75% on 2018’s also 21-race calendar.
Formula One managing director Sean Bratches said: “We are delighted to see that over four million fans joined us at our 21 races, beating the attendance figures for last year, including a record-breaking Italian Grand Prix weekend attendance with 200,000 spectators.”
In total eight races attracted weekend crowds of more than 200,000.