Last weekend's race was the second most-viewed US Grand Prix ever.

According to a report on Racer, the recent US Grand Prix was the second-most viewed US Grand Prix ever. The record for the highest ratings is still held by the 2007 Grand Prix at Indianapolis n 2007. To be fair, that particular race was F1’s first visit to Indianapolis in eight years.

The US has a complicated history with F1 racing, and rightly so. The infamous 2005 race where only six cars competed did tremendous damage to F1’s credibility. But F1 has since done its best to make up for it. Next year, there will be two Grand Prix races in the USA, following the confirmation of the Miami Grand Prix.

The live crowd was already impressive, said to be 400,000 strong. Unfortunately, it also turned out to be a super spreader event of note.

motorsport
motorsport
motorsport
motorsport

1.2 million viewers tuned in at home to watch Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton duke it out on ABC. The 2007 Grand Prix averaged 1.4 million viewers on Fo. When you include all Grand Prix races worldwide, the recent US Grand Prix only drops to third place. This is irrefutable proof that there is still a healthy appetite for F1 in the USA.

Delving deeper into the figures, the US Grand Prix attracted 1.5 million viewers from the start of the race to the podium ceremony. That makes it the most-watched of the season so far. The French Grand Prix attracted 1.1 million viewers, while 1 million viewers tuned in to watch the British Grand Prix. Unfortunately, there are no figures for the Monza Grand Prix, where McLaren hit back with an epic One-Two, and a limited edition 720S.

motorsport
motorsport
motorsport

Compared to the 2019 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas, viewership is up by 43%. The season as a whole is currently sitting at 945,000 viewers per race, which is a 55% increase from 2020.

That's still some way off the 16.66 million people who tune in to watch Sunday Night Football on NBC, but every bit helps.

What is the reason behind the recent influx in interest? As we've said before, Netflix's famous series, Drive to Survive, has done wonders for the sport. Before DTS came along, it was simply a bunch of drivers well-versed in PR racing around for two hours. Thanks to DTS, we now have a bit of background and drama to go with the spectacle that is F1.

motorsport
motorsport
motorsport
motorsport

TECH NEWS RELATED

A Schumacher Story

It’s the 8th of October 2000. I’m three days away from my 13th birthday, but my present has arrived early. It’s taken the form of a scarlet Ferrari crossing the chequered flag first at Suzuka. The driver, his voice choking over the team radio, shouts “We did it!” as tifosi ...

View more: A Schumacher Story

Mitsubishi Ralliart returns as a styling package only

Mitsubishi shows new Ralliart models in Thailand, but it remains a soft re-entry for the racing brand. Mitsubishi’s famed Ralliart performance subbrand has returned but only as an aesthetic upgrade, for now. Finding fame during Mitsubishi’s triumphant rally and Dakar racing success, Ralliart was also the name associated with ...

View more: Mitsubishi Ralliart returns as a styling package only

World's Most Successful Rally Co-Driver Decides To Stop Racing, His Teammate Won't

Daniel Elena, the world's most successful co-driver, has decided to stop racing. With nine world championship titles shared with Sebastien Loeb, the world's most successful rally driver, Elena has decided against racing in the 2022 season and to any that will follow.

View more: World's Most Successful Rally Co-Driver Decides To Stop Racing, His Teammate Won't

Formula 1 Titan, Sir Frank Williams, Dies Aged 79

RIP, Sir Williams. Sir Frank Williams, the legendary founder of the Williams F1 team, died yesterday at 79. According to a statement released by his family, he died peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Sir Williams started his career as a racer but realized early on that he did ...

View more: Formula 1 Titan, Sir Frank Williams, Dies Aged 79

Rejoice! The Lancia Delta Is Going Rallying Again

But not as you remember it. The Lancia Delta Integrale is one of the most legendary rally cars and hot hatchbacks of the 1990s. Last month, we rejoiced when Lancia announced the Delta is making a comeback in 2026 to take on the Volkswagen Golf R, but restomod companies have ...

View more: Rejoice! The Lancia Delta Is Going Rallying Again

9 Hardcore Street-Legal Track Cars

These cars don't need a trailer to get to the track. Spending the day at the track is one of the great joys of being a car enthusiast. You can cut loose without fear of a speeding ticket, enjoy exploiting a car's grip and handling as intended, and refine your ...

View more: 9 Hardcore Street-Legal Track Cars

A Toyota Prius Rally Car Makes More Sense Than You Think

Toyota's secret project is surprisingly competent on dirt. Electric and hybrid cars are doing everything these days. Between Formula E, VW taking on the NORRA Mexican 1000, and Pikes Peak, there's no competition the new powertrains won't dare to go. And that includes the rally course. Toyota invited us out ...

View more: A Toyota Prius Rally Car Makes More Sense Than You Think

This Epic Nissan Silvia Is Hiding A Four-Rotor Heart

We like, a lot. Few other Japanese manufacturers have managed to deliver as many JDM legends as Nissan. From the 240Z Coupe, through to the S15 Silvia and R34 Skyline GT-R, this brand builds some seriously iconic cars. Tie that into a successful motorsport history, and you've got something truly ...

View more: This Epic Nissan Silvia Is Hiding A Four-Rotor Heart

Is Sir Lewis Hamilton Formula One's GOAT?

How Lamborghini Made The Huracan STO A Road-Going Race Car

8 Things You Should Know About McLaren

Carbon-Fiber Electric Motorbike Ready To Smash Land Speed Record

This Is The Fastest Rallycross Car Ever Built

French Automaker Peugeot Reveals New Hypercar

Starting A Porsche 917 K Is A Hilariously Long-Winded Process

Porsche Taycan And Formula E Racer Hit New York Streets

Ferrari Restores First F1-Winning Car Ahead Of 2021 British Grand Prix

This Ford GT40 Scale Model Is Absurdly Detailed

Porsche's High-Performance EV Battery Team Looks Unbeatable

Watch Ken Block Get Ready For The Baja 1000

OTHER TECH NEWS

;