Following the five year absence Motorsport World Championship Race, Formula 1 comeback to United States, and proved a bigger success than even everybody expected. The organizers and depositors hardly working behind this scene, finally they are a part of bigger achievement, US Grand Prix provided world class facilities, latest reports says that more than 117,000 fans attended in Sunday race.
Few things are shaded in Austin GP, beer shortages, long queue transport bus following the race and stoppage on some roads leaving the track, fans and drivers were eager to praise the event. But huge US fans support washed out every negative object.
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says after the race US Grand Prix proved to be a bigger achievement than even he expected.
“Everything is good. Everyone is happy. Everyone in Austin seems happy. It is good when you do something and it works.” Bernie told Autosport.
“The warm welcome we’ve had has been fantastic, and I think this is probably one of the best, if not the best grand prix we’ve had all year,” race winner Lewis Hamilton said
Red Bull Racing team Principal Christian Horner gives the all credit for organizers he commented that “they have done a great job here”.
“I think they have done a great job here,” he said. “The track is fantastic, the drivers enjoy it. We have seen a good race and the enthusiasm from the fans, the public and the town has been tremendous. It looks like F1 has been a big hit in Texas.”
American-Statesman reported that, Circuit spokeswoman Julie Loignon said officials expected the long lines on Sunday, considering the huge volume of people leaving at the same time.
“We did have a crowd that just about met our expectations,” she said.
Spectator’s comments’ – from Statesman “You would think this is the friendliest city in the country. Everybody says, ‘Hi. Welcome, welcome, welcome,’ ” said Jim Bruner, a retired engineering professor from Rio Rico, Ariz., who was riding a shuttle bus from Trinity Street downtown to the circuit Sunday morning.
“I’ve been to the Indianapolis 500 32 times. This is not a transportation problem,” Bruner said of the traffic. “I expected it to take three hours to get to the track from my hotel (on Interstate 35 in North Austin). It’s taking a little over one hour.”
“We want to come back next year,” said Rodrigo Penichet, 32, of Mexico City, standing at the corner of Third Street and Congress Avenue. He and companion Claudia Lopez, 35, said they went to the track all three days, calling it “a very good experience.”