Formula 1 registered a record viewership at Aramco United States Grand Prix from Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, as it averaged around 1.2 million. The FIA Formula 1 World Championship made a victorious comeback to North America last week after an absence of two years because of the covid-19 situation. With the return of the competition, the viewers of the United States have vigorously tuned in, persevering with a season-lengthy fashion of robust viewership for the races throughout ESPN networks.
For the duration of the telecast on ABC, with a viewership top of 1.6 million saw Max Verstappen emerge victoriously leaving behind Lewis Hamilton in the middle of the championship battle. The common viewership turned up to forty-two percentage from the calendar of 2019.
Not just U.S. Grand Prix but the race at Mexican Grand Prix from Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez engrossed an average audience of 9,68,000 viewers, summiting at 1.2 million. Thus, making it the most-viewed Mexican Grand Prix since the races were resumed in the country back in 2015.
On the ESPN network, the viewership has averaged around 947,000 viewers this season on three channels, ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC network. This makes it 56 per cent more than last season and 44 per cent more than 2019.
In the remaining 2021 calendar, only four races are still on the list with Brazil GP to take place on the 14th of November.