Miami F1 event means huge money for Dolphins owner Stephen Ross

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For Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, hosting an F1 event will translate to an eff-load of cash.

Via the Orlando Sentinel, Ross is expected to generate as much money from Miami’s inaugural F1 event as he does from a full season of Dolphins home games.

The F1 race also brought out the celebrities, including (via the Associated Press) George Lucas, Greg Norman, Michael Strahan, and Jeff Gordon. James Corden also was there, as were star NFL quarterbacks like Josh Allen and Tom Brady. Via Sports Business Journal, other notable names at the event included Matt Damon, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Tony Parker, Tua Tagovailoa, Ian Poulter, Venus and Serena Williams, Dennis Rodman, Reneé Zellweger, and Dan Marino.

Brady, whose close relationship with Dolphins co-owner Bruce Beal would have resulted in Brady become a part owner of the Dolphins (and maybe more) but for the Brian Flores lawsuit, opted for Miami and car racing over Churchill Downs and horse racing this weekend.

F1 is becoming more and more popular in America, creating a genuine competition between it and NASCAR.

34 responses to “Miami F1 event means huge money for Dolphins owner Stephen Ross

  1. More money to pay the other team he owns to lose. Because that’s how you make money according to this website…lose. not only that, bribe coaches (only head coaches) to openly lose. What better way to make your money back?

  2. What can Tua and (head coach) Mike McDaniel & his staff do (in addition to making a deep playoff run) to change this?

  3. Who was that English doofus wandering around trying to interview people pre race?
    He thought he was interviewing Patrick Mahomes… LOL

  4. Most of these races are won on the 1st lap, with virtually no lead changes the entire races. This race had 1 lead change. Pretty blah if you ask me

  5. Happy for the owner. Make as much money as you can. That’s the American way. As for F1 racing, I don’t see the staying power.

  6. Racing is racing. Its not like F1 is opening a new window that has been closed.

    NASCAR needs the competition for no other reason but to get back to the basics of racing and not the extra circular nonsense of re education currently being employed.

    Miami has been talking about this event for months. And I’m glad it produced the desired results. Somehow Florida just keeps getting it right.

  7. NASCAR is a work joke of its former self. Long gone are the days of the Winston Cup

  8. That’s OK, even without Tom we had over 147,000 people at Churchill Downs for the Derby here in Louisville. Everyone is invited, any year that they want to come.

  9. Ross doesn’t care about playing in Super Bowls, he cares more about hosting them.

  10. Why are folks who don’t care about F1 watching it? Hell the American Cornhole League World Championships is always there for real excitement

  11. Yes, that’s how business works.

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    ksiner46 says:
    May 8, 2022 at 7:56 pm
    Ross doesn’t care about playing in Super Bowls, he cares more about hosting them.

  12. “ Somehow Florida just keeps getting it right.”… Florida is like a plugged toilet bowl filled with diarrhea. It’s become unlivable here unless you make $100k or more.

  13. I’m just average Joe, but sense when is making a lot of money a bad thing especially if it’s done ethically.

  14. How much of those profits are going back to the tax payers that funded his stadium????

  15. ksiner46 says:
    May 8, 2022 at 8:18 pm
    “ Somehow Florida just keeps getting it right.”… Florida is like a plugged toilet bowl filled with diarrhea. It’s become unlivable here unless you make $100k or more.
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    Try living in the greater Toronto area.

  16. ghjjf says:
    May 8, 2022 at 8:31 pm
    How much of those profits are going back to the tax payers that funded his stadium????

    None of the profits will go to taxpayers. Because the taxpayers didn’t pay a cent to the stadium. Ross paid for everything himself.

  17. F1 is one of many things I’ve been a fan of for years that has been priced out of reach just as I get to a point in life where I have the disposable income to attend a race. Some of the lower end grandstand seats were a few thousand bucks per ticket.

  18. Meanwhile in 15 years of Dolphin ownership Ross teams have never won a playoff game and his teams have been below average year after year with Never-ending controversies and debacles.

  19. ghjjf says:
    May 8, 2022 at 8:31 pm
    How much of those profits are going back to the tax payers that funded his stadium????

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    Um, yeah, good hot take if it were correct. Joe Robbie stadium was the first stadium in the country to be privately financed, and even recent renovations were privately financed.

  20. You’re lucky to get 45k fans in a dolphins game. 80% of the people there are out of town era who bought their tickets for Pennie’s on the dollar from season tickets holders who are at the beach.

  21. The city of Miami would have really profited from this also, but because they got hosed, fleeced in the Marlins stadium deal they refused to help out with updating of this stadium.

  22. Weird contradictory article in Miami Hearld

    Dolphins CEO: ‘We’re not going to make money’ on first Miami GP. ‘Ask me after Year 2’

  23. ghjjf says:
    May 8, 2022 at 8:31 pm
    How much of those profits are going back to the tax payers that funded his stadium????

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    That number would be a big $0 considering the stadium’s initial construction and further renovations have been 100% privately funded.

  24. Meh, Indycar is a much better product than both NASCAR and F1. People just don’t give it a chance.

  25. This event didn’t go as smooth as this article would lead you to believe. Sure there were lots of celebs & fan fair. But the drivers were not happy w/ the track conditions. Here’s a quote from George Russell (driver for the Mercedes F1 team): “it was really difficult to race around this track. I don’t know what on earth they’ve done with the tarmac, but it’s awful. I almost crashed coming into the pit lane.”

  26. haughville says:
    May 9, 2022 at 8:54 am
    Meh, Indycar is a much better product than both NASCAR and F1. People just don’t give it a chance.

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    There was an IndyCar race on the week before that was pretty entertaining. Grosjean went from Fromula 1 to Indycar, btw. Watching the Netflix show definitely makes F1 races more entertaining.

  27. One of the worst owners in the NFL, who continues to focus on everything but his football team. Tough being a Dolphins fan the last several years.

  28. If you watch golf, nascar, baseball or college football please keep your opinions on what qualifies as exciting sport to yourself. If you think racing is decided on the last lap you don’t know as much as you think.

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