The stands were packed and the hills were rammed, but for the second year in a row, there appears to have been a discrepancy between the number of people in attendance at the Spanish GP and the figures published by race organisers.
Officially there were only 68,000 people in attendance on race day, up on the 63,000 of 2016 but a huge drop from the 120,000 people claimed for most of the past ten years.
The reason for the disparity is far from clear. Perhaps the authorities have capped attendance, or threatened to impose policing costs if the crowds are too large. Either way, the scores on the doors don’t add up with the organiser’s claims.