F1 popularity continues to surge in America as ESPN announces record-breaking 2022 figures
The popularity of Formula One in America has continued to rise in 2022 after ESPN released their record-breaking viewing figures at the end of the season.
Despite 2022 being a much more low-key year on track - with no late Abu Dhabi drama and the title wrapped up with weeks to spare - ESPN's numbers continued to grow, with a 28% year-on-year increase.
The big rise comes ahead of a 2022 calendar with an unprecedented three races in the US, with the Las Vegas Grand Prix being added to weekends in Miami and Austin.
In figures released by the channel this week, F1 broadcasts across ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC averaged 1.21million viewers per race, up from 949,000 in 2021.
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