The Miami Grand Prix attracted the largest live viewership of a Formula 1 race in the United States in history.

Formula 1 has gone all-in with its bid to capatalise on its popularity boom in the United States, with the first-ever Miami Grand Prix marking the next important step for the series.

And looking at figures released by ESPN, the event was a resounding success in the United States.

Broadcast live on ABC, the Miami race drew in an average viewership of 2.6 million, making it the “largest audience for a live F1 telecast ever on U.S. television”, with a peak of 2.9m.

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