Mexican GP 2021: How Many F1 Fans Will be There in Attendance in a Potential Record-Breaking Weekend?

Published 10/26/2021, 3:59 AM EDT
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – OCTOBER 27: Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes and Great Britain during the F1 Grand Prix of Mexico at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on October 27, 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Peter J Fox/Getty Images,)


The Mexican GP made its way onto the racing calendar in 2015, and there were certainly questions over the fame of F1 around Mexico, which might lead to a lack of attendance level, potentially causing financial constrictions. And as expected, Mexico City did announce its withdrawal from the calendar following the 2019 season.

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However, then arrived the shocker! Mexico witnessed a personal best attendance at the 2019 Mexican Grand Prix weekend. Apparently, the race weekend had 345,694 spectators attend the event, which came weeks after the British Grand Prix witnessed a total of 351,000 spectators.

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Consequently, the announcement arrived that Mexico would continue to stick with F1 for an additional 3 years, until 2022. Well, one of them perished due to the pandemic. Now, we await the second Grand Prix – the 2021 Gran Premio de la Ciudad de México.

More spectators likely to attend the Mexican GP?

The 2021 United States Grand Prix witnessed a shocking number of spectators turning up to the race event; the entire race weekend had an attendance of over 400,000 spectators hit the track, making it the biggest Grand Prix F1 has ever seen.

Hence, with hardly any restrictions in Mexico City either, there are massive chances that the Mexican Grand Prix, too, could announce staggering numbers by the end of the weekend. The seating capacity of the Hermanos Rodriguez circuit is around 110,000.

All seats have been booked for the weekend, indicating a full house. The number could well rise much higher in reality as well. Hence, similar to the United States GP, yet another electrifying race weekend in Mexico is in the offing.

Sergio Perez to attract more fans?

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Red Bull’s second driver, Sergio Perez, has his own fandom, and boy, are they huge! The Perez fans have followed the Mexican all over the world for the race weekends, be it in Europe or in Asia. Now, the king is all set to return to the nest itself.

Sergio Perez of Mexico and Racing Point waves to the crowd from the garage during final practice for the F1 Grand Prix of Mexico at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)

And one can only imagine the number of Perez fans that might turn up to the event. Over the last couple of years, there were indeed a crazy number of Checo fans, despite the fact that he was racing for a mid-field team. And now, he is driving for a team that is contending for the championship title.

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Hence, the chances of Perez making it to the podium are soaring high, so his fans wouldn’t want to miss that, would they? Well, the excitement is peaking to a whole new level, as we are definitely in for a fun-filled race weekend soon.

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Rohit Kumar

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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