AUSTIN – Circuit of the Americas has revealed one of the highest attendance numbers for a Formula One weekend this season on Sunday, with a three-day total of 237,406 announced post-race.
That number is not broken up by days as it was last year, but the Sunday total was released of 107,778. That number includes all those in the trackside suites, grandstands and general admission areas.
It compares favorably – if a bit down – with last year’s Sunday total of 113,162. Last year’s three-day total was 250,324.
It’s also very positive to hear given that NASCAR raced in the same state on the same day, racing roughly 200+ miles and three-plus hours to the north in Dallas/Fort Worth at Texas Motor Speedway.
Circuit guests were also treated to interactive games, events and entertainment throughout the venue, including themed bars, more than 60 of Austin’s world-famous food trucks and live music from artists Live and Kid Rock.
“We are delighted to share the exhilaration of Formula One with our guests from around the world,” circuit president/CEO Jason Dial said in the release. “In its third year, the U.S. Grand Prix continues to be a global destination for outstanding racing and a Texas-size festival in one of the best cities in the world. A big thank you to our fans for their continued support.”