Miami F1 event means big money for Dolphins owner Stephen Ross
For Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, hosting an F1 event will mean an eff-load of cash.
Through the Orlando SentinelRoss is expected to generate as much money from F1’s inaugural event in Miami as from a full season of Dolphins home games.
The F1 race also brought out celebrities, including (via The Associated Press) George Lucas, Greg Norman, Michael Strahan and Jeff Gordon. James Corden was also there, as were star NFL quarterbacks like Josh Allen and Tom Brady. Going through Sports Business Journalother 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 allowed Brady to become part-owner of the Dolphins (and possibly more) but for the trial of Brian Flores, opted for Miami and car racing on Churchill Downs and horse racing this weekend.
F1 is becoming more and more popular in America, creating a real competition between it and NASCAR.