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F1 chiefs reveal 'MOST successful race of 2023'

F1 chiefs reveal 'MOST successful race of 2023'

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F1 chiefs reveal 'MOST successful race of 2023'

F1 chiefs reveal 'MOST successful race of 2023'

Formula 1's most successful race has been revealed from the 2023 season but some fans may be surprised by the grand prix that stole the show.

According to reports the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix was a huge winner for the sport, despite the weekend itself going through many highs and lows.

It looked set to be a disaster from almost the opening moments of the first practice session when a loose drain cover that struck Carlos Sainz's Ferrari curtailed the session and led to fans missing out on the action as well as being turned away for a later session held early in the morning local time.

Yet, the race itself proved enthralling, with Max Verstappen fighting with Red Bull team-mate Sergio Perez and Ferrari star Charles Leclerc for victory before the Dutchman crossed the line for just one of his incredible 19 victories during the campaign.

Now, according to KTNV, the numbers make for highly positive ones for Formula 1 in figures revealed by the sport's chiefs on Wednesday.

The 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix has proven to be a huge hit for Formula 1
The 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix was won by Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen

American dream for F1

The report claims that F1 sold 316,000 tickets for the grand prix, with each race guest spending an incredible average of $4,100 (£3,200).

To put that into perspective, it is four times the amount that an average tourist spends in Vegas.

F1 have claimed that the Las Vegas Grand Prix was their most watched race last season, with a stunning 2.7 billion global viewers.

"This is particularly unusual because by this point in the season, Max had already won the driver championship and to still have this level of viewership just shows the incredible demand and interest in the Las Vegas Grand Prix," F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix CEO Renee Wilm is quoted to have said in the report.

When is the F1 2024 Las Vegas Grand Prix?

The 2024 Las Vegas Grand Prix will take place on Saturday November 23 with the race set to get underway at 10pm local time, and 6am on Sunday for a UK audience.

READ MORE: F1 Schedule 2024: Full calendar with all you need to know about every grand prix

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