Throughout motorsport journalism there is often talk around who owns Formula One, and what exactly do they own. Paul Caramés of Business and Sport, has put together this fantastic set of infographics to try and explain the true ownership of the sport.
The second chart below details the value shareholders have extracted from the sport:
This final chart indicates the FOM race fees taken from each of the circuits the F1 circus will visit over the 2016 season:
The differences between each venue is quite staggering. When you take a cold view of the value creation from each circuit it is entirely understandable why FOM may seek to move away from Europe to more lucrative venues.
To anyone interested in the finances behind Formula One, this data goes someway to explain the complicated ownership model behind the sport.
Data shown in this article is collected through publicly available sources. It is by no means definitive, rather illustrative based on best information availble.
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Many thanks to Paul Caramés for agreeing to my reposting this data here on JWGP.