“The whole weekend has surpassed my expectations,” said F1 commercial boss Bernie Ecclestone. “Twelve months ago there wasn’t even a race, yet here we are. Everything is good; everyone is happy. The governor says we’ll get an even bigger crowd next year than we did this year.”
The post-race party continued late into Sunday night. Former F1 team principal Eddie Jordan was spotted playing the drums at a random bar long past midnight and 1996 world champion Damon Hill took to the base guitar elsewhere. Huge fun all round.
F1 has been carried along on a wave of euphoria all weekend. This was one of the best race weekends of the year, so please check out my race day pictures.