In its 67th season, and with races in 21 countries, this firm administers one of motorsport’s most exciting competitions. The company does not file consolidated accounts in the UK but its largest entity, Formula One World Championships, reported sales of £821m in 2014. These revenues were generated through exploitation of media rights, race promotion fees and logistic services. Chief executive Bernie Ecclestone, 85, maintains his position as head of the sport.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank71
CompanyFormula One
ActivityMotor racing administrator
LocationCentral London
Sales £m821
Profit £m161
Year endDec 14
Principal shareholdersCVC Capital Partners, Waddell & Reed, Ecclestone family trusts, others
Staffn/a
Founded1999
Websitewww.formula1.com

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