94,000 Formula 1 fans attended the racing action and nightly concerts at the FORMULA 1 2018 AZERBAIJAN GRAND PRIX in Baku over the course of 4 days at the third successive street race to be hosted in the Azerbaijani capital.
This figure represents a 31% increase in attendance – and a 21% increase in ticket sales – from last year’s unforgettable race on F1’s fastest street circuit. In a sign of the event’s growing popularity in the sport’s newest market, local sales accounted for 77% of all tickets sold this year.
International visitor numbers once again showed a marked increase from the previous year with a 31% hike in foreign visitors to Baku for the 4th round of this year’s F1 championship. Indeed, guests arrived from over 78 different countries to witness what turned out to be another incredible installment of what is turning out to be one of the most unpredictable and exciting F1 seasons in recent memory. Indeed, international fans accounted for just under a quarter of all ticket sales.
Force India Formula 1 driver Sergio Perez has kept his third-place finish in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, having escaped punishment following a stewards’ investigation.
Perez delivered his and Force India’s first F1 podium since the race at the same venue in 2016, the Mexican recovering from an opening-lap hit from Sergey Sirotkin to bring the car home in third behind Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen.
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
2 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari
3 Sergio Perez Force India
Canadian Lance Stroll Williams finished 8th