There was a huge uproar around the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix, where terrible money was spent trying to get the sport off its feet in the United States. However, even though forty million weekend tickets were sold in HUF, Tom Garfinkel, the main organizer of the race, betrayed a lot of money.


“If asked six months ago, I would have expected us to make money with the event, the revenue went well,” the boss of the Hard Rock Stadium surrounded by the track revealed. “But looking at the spending, we’re not going to make money out of it this year,” he said, adding that the fall was bigger than he expected later.

However, Garfink doesn’t care much about all this. “It was very important for us to bring together a great event. The costs exceeded our expectations, but that was because we did everything we could to build Formula 1 as a brand, ”he said.

The joy, however, is that a record has been set in front of the TV screens: in the United States, according to data from ESP1, which broadcasts F1, they have never watched as many Formula 1 races before as they did on the weekends. The competition averaged 2.6 million spectators, topping 2.9 million, surpassing the 1995 Brazilian Grand Prix.

However, the absolute record was left at the 2002 Monaco Grand Prix, broadcast by ABC. That race was watched by an average of 2.78 million and was followed by so many because they were fired immediately after the 500-mile race in Indianapolis.