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F1 owners 'most valuable' at £14bn but valuation falls

F1 owners 'most valuable' at £14bn but valuation falls

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F1 owners 'most valuable' at £14bn but valuation falls

F1 owners 'most valuable' at £14bn but valuation falls

Liberty Media have been titled as the 'most valuable' sports empire of 2024, but their valuation has fallen since 2023.

According to Forbes, the mass media group who own Formula 1 have a valuation of around £14 billion, putting them ahead of Kroenke Sports and Fenway Sports Group (owners of Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC respectively).

Despite this, the group have actually seen a £2 billion hit in their worth compared to the same list from last year, which also had them top of the pile.

While this hit is not set to impact F1 too much in the short term, it does potentially suggest trouble on the horizon for Formula One Management (FOM), who are headed by former Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali.

The FIA and FOM have been almost warring factions in recent times
2024 is set to be the longest F1 season ever, and there are more circuits on the horizon, with the Madrid street circuit to be used from 2026
Stefano Domenicali took over from Chase Carey as head of FOM

Formula 1's street circuit gamble

With the upcoming 2024 F1 season set to be the longest yet - 24 races taking place across 21 different countries - there's no doubt that the future of F1 as an asset is pretty secure.

Recent contracts signed with both the Las Vegas Grand Prix and a new Madrid street circuit suggests that it is a sport that is attracting lots of worldwide attention.

"The aggregate value of Liberty’s ownership stakes in its sports assets fell 12%, to $18.2 billion but it still maintains the top spot on our list," Forbes revealed.

"Liberty declined in value this year because it spun off the Atlanta Braves (current enterprise value: $2.6 billion) last July."

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