French GP scores 1.056m viewers on ESPN

US broadcaster scores largest motorsport series audience of 2020 and 2021.

French GP scores 1.056m viewers on ESPN

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  • Race was second highest F1 cable audience on record
  • ESPN viewership up by 53% in comparison to 2020

US sports media giant ESPN reached an average audience of 1.05 million during its broadcast of Formula One's recent French Grand Prix.

This viewership marks the second largest Formula One cable audience on record behind the 1994 Brazilian Grand Prix, which reached 1.74 million.

Additionally, the broadcast was the largest audience since the 2019 Canadian Grand Prix, aired on ABC, which reached 1.13 million.

The latest data illustrates ESPN's Formula One reach is growing race by race, with the French Grand Prix audience building on the 956,000 viewers who tuned for the Azerbaijani street event.

So far the 2021 Formula One season has seen viewership on ESPN increase by 53 per cent in comparison to 2020 and 38 per cent from 2019.

The 2021 Formula One season continues on 27th June at the Red Bull Ring, Austria.