Originally Posted by NormalgeNyus
Yeah i don't know how any of these posts about roads in other places have anything to do with F1 racing in Austin. The only road discussion that should be here is how they plan on getting 200,000 people in and out of that place, when they cant even get close to half of that out of downtown Austin effectively. That is where the real problem is going to be. I am not sure if any of you been to the NASCAR race in fort worth and seen the problems they have on IH 35.
Formula 1 is not going to draw 200,000 fans on race day. Take a look at
Race day attendance figures for 2010:
April 18, Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai reports nearly 85,000
July 11, British Grand Prix Silverstone reports 115,000
July 25, German Grand Prix Hockenheim reports 65,000
The 200,000 and 300,000 attendance numbers you read about are for 3 to 4 days of the entire event at some tracks. Silverstone is basically the home track for many of the Formula 1 teams, if Austin drew more than 100,000 fans on race day, that would be doing very well.
p.s. That's about what UT football draws on Saturdays.