How Money is Generated in Formula 1 and than Distributed ?

by Sameer Arshad | Posted on Thursday, July 31st, 2014 | 3

Formula 1 revenue generation 2014

Formula 1 comes with its glitz and glamour and the ultimate racing test of drivers, their is no competition for Formula 1 in their sport and they enjoy great broadcasting rights deals, sponsorships and some other rights like (F1 game, official sponsor LG etc) We will try to illustrate how the money is generated in Formula 1 and how it is divided into prize money and distributed among stake holders like circuits, drivers, teams and even in some cases governments.

A general chart showing revenue flow in formula 1 stake-holders ?

Formula 1 broadcast money distribution (2)

Of course the exact amount of money in each part of bracket is unknown, teams do disclose their after tax earnings every but where and how much the money comes from is never disclosed. But here is a little information about Formula 1 revenue stream.


there is also a huge prize fund from which all 10 teams gets big chunk of money. Which is distributed according to 2009 Concorde Agreement. Take a look at some of the points in the contract.

  • The F1 Prize Fund is made of 50% of the revenue, which is around $600 Million.
  • Team Ferrari has a special agreement which nets them 2.5% of overall fund plus the usualy money according to where the team finish.
  • The prize fund is divided into two parts.
  • First part is distributed equaly among all 10 teams, which is around $30 Million for every team.
  • 2nd part is divided according to where the team finish. Red Bull made more than $75 million last year from prize fund money.
World Champions $47 million
Runner-Ups $40 million
3rd Place $32.5 million
4th Place $27.5 millon
5th Place $25 million
6th Place $21 million
7th Place $28 million
8th Place $15 million
9th Place $12 million
10th Place $10 million
About the Author

Formula one fan, blogger, designer and entrepreneur. Knows thing or two about a thing a two of sports, tweak codes, make cool infographs.

  • SportsFan

    Hey Sameer, you have some quality posts on the site. Specially the ones related to money aspect of the game. Keep it up.

  • SportsFan

    where do you get all the numbers and figures ?

    • Sameer

      for every sports money related post I usually research tons of articles and try to compare the figures on trusted sources like BBC, CNN, Guardian etc. Than sometime i convert all the research to short summary with info-graphs or tables.

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