On Sunday, 107,778 people packed the trackside suites, grandstands and general admission areas to watch Mercedes AMG Petronas’ Lewis Hamilton take the checkered flag to move a step closer to the 2014 drivers world championship.
Fans from around the world and all 50 states visited Circuit of The Americas for the 17th round of the 19-race 2014 Formula One season. The grand prix was also broadcast live to hundreds of millions of fans around the world.
Circuit guests were also treated to interactive games, events and entertainment throughout the venue, including themed bars, more than 60 of Austin’s world-famous food trucks and live music from artists Live and Kid Rock.
“We are delighted to share the exhilaration of Formula One with our guests from around the world,” circuit President and CEO Jason Dial said. “In its third year, the U.S. Grand Prix continues to be a global destination for outstanding racing and a Texas-size festival in one of the best city’s in the world. A big thank you to our fans for their continued support.”
Hamilton’s victory was his 10th of the year and his second at the home of Formula One in the United States. The British driver won the inaugural race at Circuit of The Americas in 2012.
Hamilton’s teammate, Nico Rosberg, finished second Sunday, and Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo came in third.