F1: Canadian GP saw record crowds

Canadian GP Formula One fans turned out in sell-out numbers, as they typically do, and then some. Grandstands were added and expanded to their maximum size, as were VIP lodges, to accommodate pent-up demand for F1’s return to Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve after three years.

Late Sunday, organizers said attendance hit a record 338,000 over the three-day event, plus Thursday’s open house.

One fan told AutoRacing1.com they had to wait in their grandstand until 20-minutes after the race ended because of the logjam of race fans.

He told us every fan he talked to over the weekend were attending their first F1 race and were from other Canada cities or the USA.  All were under 50 years old.

F1 continues to bang out win after win.