Record Attendance at the 2023 Mexico City Grand Prix

2023 Mexico City Grand Prix organisers have announced that the race weekend surpassed a total attendance of 400,000 for the first time in the event’s history.

Formula 1 has confirmed a weekend attendance of 400,639 at the 2023 Mexico City Grand Prix – the largest weekend figure in Mexico’s history on the Formula 1 calendar. The figure is an increase of just under 5,000 on the total attendance last year.

The opening day of practice at the 2023 Mexico City Grand Prix attracted 109,245, qualifying day was attended by 141,673 fans and race day itself attracted a little under 150,000.

There was home heartache for Sergio Perez and the partisan crowd, as the Red Bull driver crashed out of the race at Turn 1 following contact with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc. Perez’s team-mate Max Verstappen secured a record-breaking 16th win of the 2023 season and was joined on the podium by Lewis Hamilton and Leclerc.

The 2023 Mexico City Grand Prix is the fourth race weekend of the year which has attracted a weekend crowd of over 400,000. The Mexico City Grand Prix is the fourth best-attended race of the season to date. The British Grand Prix leads the way with 480,000 attendees, the Australian Grand Prix had a weekend crowd of over 444,000, while last weekend’s United States Grand Prix attracted 432,000.

Attendance Continues to Grow at the Mexico City Grand Prix

Since re-joining the Formula 1 calendar in 2015, Mexico’s race has garnered a weekend attendance of over 330,000 in each year it has been held. The lowest attendance came in 2018, when the figure dropped to 334,946.

Since 2018, the Mexico City Grand Prix’s attendance has grown in each year that it has been held. Between the last pre-pandemic race in 2019 and the event’s return in 2021, attendance jumped up by almost 30,000. It then grew by 24,000 – from 372,000 to 396,000 – from 2021 to 2022.

Formula 1 will continue racing in Mexico City until at least 2025 following the signing of a new contract over the 2022 race weekend. The 2024 Mexico City Grand Prix weekend is set to take place on October 25-27.

Three Races Remain in 2023 as Las Vegas Hype Builds

Next weekend, Formula 1 races at Interlagos as the 2023 Sao Paulo Grand Prix – the final Sprint weekend of the year – completes the last triple header of the year. Just two races remain in 2023 after F1’s visit to Brazil. The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix completes the season on November 26, one week after the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix.

Hype continues to build for the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix, set to take place on and around the Las Vegas Strip on November 16-18. Earlier this week, race organisers announced details of a “first of its kind” Opening Ceremony, which will feature all 20 drivers and performances from legendary musical acts.

Single-day tickets for the Las Vegas race are now available in our ticket shop, as are a range of 3-day grandstand seats and hospitality tickets. Ticket packages are also available via F1 Experiences, Formula 1’s official ticket package partner.

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