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F1 reports £27.5 million profit in first quarter as revenue doubles

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Formula 1 made a profit of £27.5 million ($34m) over the first three months of 2022 as its revenues continued to rise as the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic lessen.

The series reversed a £26.7m ($33m) loss over the same period last year.

The total revenue generated by the Formula 1 Group doubled to £291.5m ($360m) like-for-like over the first three months of 2022. This was aided by F1 holding two races over the opening three months of this year compared to one in the same period of 2021.

The increased number of races led to a rise in income through F1’s three core areas: Race hosting fees, media rights and sponsorship. During the first quarter of 2022 F1 also concluded a new deal to continue the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix until at last 2025, and announced the addition of a third round in the USA from next year, at Las Vegas.

F1 still aims to hold 23 races this year, despite the cancellation of the Russian Grand Prix, a replacement for which is yet to be announced.

F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali said the series has had a “phenomenal start” to the year.

“The new cars and regulations are delivering as we had hoped, enabling closer racing, more overtaking, battles through the field and thrilling results. Our events are attracting growing audiences both in person and across all our platforms.

“We were pleased to announce multiple new sponsors around the start of the season, especially in the technology space. We are thrilled to debut the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix this weekend.”

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  • 6 comments on “F1 reports £27.5 million profit in first quarter as revenue doubles”

    1. The silence is deafening…

    2. Doesn’t sound like much when compared to shell’s £7B profit in the same period.

      1. RandomMallard
        7th May 2022, 7:54

        I was gonna say. £27.5 million may sound like a lot, and of course there were only 2 races in that period, but for a large, international sporting series that’s seeing significant growth in popularity it doesn’t seem like a particularly large profit margin in the grand scheme of things.

    3. How much profit would it take to cancel the Berniesaurus TV deal in Britain and let people watch and care about F1 again?

      1. RandomMallard
        7th May 2022, 7:52

        @bullfrog My understanding (from this article) is that FOM are getting £1 billion for the six year Sky deal, which comes to about £160 million a year. Take that per quarter and they lose £40 million a quarter, which already turns this profit into a somewhat significant loss. And that’s just from lost revenue from the TV deals, not factoring in any cancellation fees in the contract or potential legal issues that could result from it.

    4. “Money talks” — Sir Lewis Hamilton

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