F1 Receives Viewership Surge In The U.S.
Provided By - Video Elephant on July 23, 2021
The popularity of Formula 1 is growing rapidly in the US, according to the latest figures from ESPN.
NASCAR has generally dominated racing in the U.S. However, F1 appears to be gaining a significant number of U.S. fans.
ESPN is currently averaging 944,000 viewers per race this season, a 55% increase from last year.
The British Grand Prix reportedly averaged slightly more than 1 million viewers on ESPN.
The race at Silverstone was only the second-largest audience for the current F1 season.
F1’s increased popularity is partly caused by the success of the Netflix series Drive to Survive.
The series gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the dramatic moments that take place over an F1 season.