The Silverstone race — which still does not have a deal in place outside 20-19 after circuit managers activated a break clause — needed a weekend attendance figure of 340,000, with its race daytime figure 140,500 also the highest of the growing season.

The Mexican Grand Prix was a moment on Sunday and both the weekend numbers, documenting 135,407 along with 334,946 respectively.

F 1’s announcement of its figures said 4,093,305 buffs attended one race this past year, using an average attendance of 194,919 and seven races bringing weekend audiences of over 200,000 — britain, Mexico, Australia, USA, Singapore, Belgium and Hungary.

“With nearly 200,000 audiences at each grand prix, and much more than 80,000 packing the grandstands for Sunday’s races across the season, it shows that these big numbers compare favourably with other major sporting events, thereby confirming a trend for growth,” said F1’s commercial operations managing director Sean Bratches.

“The whole show of a grand prix weekend – the Formula 1 race, every one of the support series and those activities round the trail – represents a great adventure for the fans, since the attendance and research figures confirm.

“We strongly feel that Formula 1 has great potential which still hasn’t been fully controlled and also we are totally focused on improving the fan experience later on “

F 1 reported its 2018 amounts represent a growth of 7.83percent compared to 2017, adding that the 2 races returning into the calendar — France and Germany — both out performed the Malaysian GP’s final event in 2017.

The races with all the biggest growth in attendance when compared to 2017 were Azerbaijan, Austria, Bahrain, Canada, Japan and Hungary.

F1 sporting director Ross Brawn said that some efforts to put on a race in London would not be designed to work as a replacement Silverstone, suggesting that a street-race could”match” the venue which has hosted the British GP every year since 1987.