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Ferrari and McLaren listed in world’s 50 most valuable sports teams

The Italian F1 squad Ferrari and UK based F1 squad McLaren have both listed in Forbes world’s 50 most valuable sports teams. But they are few places dropped from the last year position, Ferrari dropped from 13th to 15th and McLaren from 36th to 40th. The most recent list compiled on an annual basis, the rankings create an estimation of the world’s richest sports teams.

“F1 powerhouse Ferrari ranks No. 15 with a value of $1.1 billion, up 3% from last year. Ferrari extended its $52 million-a-year sponsorship deal this year with Spanish bank Santander. This follows Ferrari’s blockbuster extension last year with sponsor Marlboro worth as much as $500 million over three years.” Said Forbes

“McLaren’s value fell 2% this year to $800 million as main backer Vodafone is reviewing its sports sponsorship commitments. McLaren would be hard pressed to replace Vodafone at comparable levels. McLaren also faces the free agency of Lewis Hamilton, who is one of the most marketable drivers in the sport. Hamilton’s contract expires at the end of 2012.” The report added.

Forbes Ranking Description

#15 Ferrari, Value: $1.1 billion, Owner: Fiat Group
The value of F1 powerhouse Ferrari is up 3% after the team extended its $52 million-a-year sponsorship deal with Spanish bank Santander this year. This follows its blockbuster extension last year with Marlboro, worth as much as $500 million over three years. Ferrari has won record 15 drivers’ championships.

#40 McLaren, Value: $800 million, Owner: McLaren Group
McLaren’s value fell 2% this year as main backer Vodafone is reviewing its sports sponsorship commitments. McLaren would be hard pressed to replace Vodafone at comparable levels. McLaren also faces the free agency of Lewis Hamilton (above), who is one of the most marketable drivers in the sport. Hamilton’s contract expires at the end of 2012.


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