The most recent monetary report from F1 reveals that its whole income was $744m (£616m) within the second quarter of the 12 months in comparison with $501m (£415m) in the identical interval final 12 months.
Curiously, each quarters, which cowl the months April to June, comprised 7 races, and when mixed with the $360m (£298m) income within the first quarter – which was double the quantity recorded over the identical interval final 12 months – brings F1’s income to the primary six months of the 12 months to $1.1bn (£911m).
Group funds for the second quarter are up 19% in comparison with 2021, from $308m (£255m) to $368m (£304m), whereas main income, which represents nearly all of F1’s income and is derived from race promotion income, media rights charges and sponsorship charges, was up 35% from $464m (£384m) to $628m (£520m).
Working earnings for the second quarter was $49m (£40m) whereas in the identical interval final 12 months there was a lack of $43m (£35m).
“Main income elevated within the second quarter with development throughout race promotion, media rights and sponsorship,” mentioned Liberty Media in its report. “Race promotion income elevated as a consequence of greater charges generated from the totally different mixture of occasions held and contractual will increase in charges. Media rights elevated as a consequence of development in F1 TV subscription income and elevated charges underneath new and renewed contractual agreements. Sponsorship income elevated because of the recognition of income from new sponsors and better race-specific income generated from the totally different mixture of occasions held.
“Different F1 income elevated within the second quarter primarily as a consequence of a rise in freight income pushed by the elevated variety of occasions held exterior of Europe and inflation in underlying prices, in addition to greater hospitality income generated from the Paddock Membership, which F1 operated at 5 races within the second quarter of 2022 however was unable to function within the prior 12 months interval.
“The 2022 season continues to set information,” mentioned Stefano Domenicali, “as we have seen thrilling motion and unpredictable outcomes on the observe.
“We’re attracting followers in particular person and throughout all our platforms,” he added. “We’re making significant progress working with all of our stakeholders together with our groups, race promoters, the FIA and enterprise companions in the direction of our objective to hit net-zero carbon by 2030.”
Apart from the success of Drive to Survive, the figures present that the game has lastly emerged from the nightmare of the pandemic.
Nonetheless, as Max Verstappen cruises in the direction of what seems to be his second title, F1 bosses will likely be fearing how this may influence the ultimate quarter ought to the Dutchman wrap up the title early as anticipated.
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