It was a weekend of racing in America, with the 149th Kentucky Derby on Saturday and the second annual Miami Grand Prix on Sunday.
Head-to-head: Unsurprisingly, the Derby won the TV battle in a landslide, drawing far more viewers (14.8 million on NBC) than Formula 1’s first U.S. race of the season (1.96 million on ABC). But F1 more than held its own on another front: “The Battle of Celebrities.”
Kentucky Derby: Patrick Mahomes (went to both), Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Michael Phelps, Jack Harlow, Chris Pine, Josh Allen, Kevin O’Leary (aka Mr. Wonderful), Emmitt Smith, Smokey Robinson, Boyz II Men
Miami Grand Prix: Tom Cruise, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Tom Brady, Michael Jordan, Roger Federer, Serena and Venus Williams, David Beckham, Shakira, Dak Prescott, Mike Tyson, Emily Ratajkowski