Attendances at Formula 1 grand prix weekends are on the up again with an eight per cent rise on figures from the 2016 season.

Over four million fans attended races throughout the season which was the start of a new era of Formula 1 ownership with Liberty wanting to enhance the experience for fans and bring them closer to the sport.

The biggest surge in attendance came at Baku, with figures rising from 30,000 in 2016 to 71,451 in 2017 which represents a 58 per cent rise.

However, there were five races where attendances were down from 2016: Japan (5.84 per cent decrease), Russia (5.33 per cent), USA (4.61 per cent), the British Grand Prix (1.6 per cent) and Mexico (0.87 per cent).

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