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An interview with Jacob Leaver and Leanne Holder of Torque Human Performance on …

An interview with Jacob Leaver and Leanne Holder of Torque Human Performance on the importance of driver fitness

Reading Time: 5 minutes As I continue my interviews with the latest additions to the Services section of Motorsport Prospects I speak this week to Leanne Holder and Jacob Leaver from Torque Human Performance on the importance of fitness and to answer that age old question of whether a racing driver is an “athlete.” Motorsport Prospects: How long have … Read more

An interview with Matthew Swindells of 130R Performance on the importance of men…

An interview with Matthew Swindells of 130R Performance on the importance of mental skills training

Reading Time: 8 minutes As I am adding new companies to the Services section of Motorsport Prospects (free registration is required to access) I feel it is important to get a bit more detail as to what these companies do to give context to their listing. The first company to be so featured is 130R Performance, a company that … Read more

Motorsport Prospects speaks to Paul Gerrard, author of Optimum Drive

Motorsport Prospects speaks to Paul Gerrard, author of Optimum Drive

Reading Time: 7 minutes I recently had the opportunity to talk to former Top Gear USA Stig Paul Gerrard, author of Optimum Drive: The Road Map to Driving Greatness and he had some interesting insights into what makes a race car driver not only good but great. If you are not familiar with Paul, he is an accomplished professional … Read more

GT4 and Young Driver Development – Thoughts from a Team Owner

GT4 and Young Driver Development – Thoughts from a Team Owner

Reading Time: 4 minutes Part of the mission of Motorsport Prospects is to discuss and showcase opportunities for young driver development. So often young kids in their karting careers have visions of racing in F1 or Indycar and those dreams are important to aspire to and I would never discourage that. At a certain stage of their careers though, … Read more

California Dreaming: Formula 4 on the West Coast of America

California Dreaming: Formula 4 on the West Coast of America

Reading Time: 5 minutes Last week I interviewed Steve Oseth of SCCA Pro Racing about the United States Formula 4 Championship and in that interview, we talked about the partnership between SCCA Pro Racing and the new Formula Pro USA. This week I talk to Mark Milazzo, Business Development and Communications Manager for World Speed Inc. as well as … Read more

Formula 4 in the United States – Growing from Strength to Strength

Formula 4 in the United States – Growing from Strength to Strength

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Purpose of Formula 4 Young driver development is a complex topic in that the multitude of series available to young racers often makes what should be a relatively straightforward decision more complicated. In an attempt to bring some kind of organization to junior driver development, the FIA spent some time developing a racing series … Read more

Motorsport Prospects Site Update!

Reading Time: < 1 minute Hopefully the fact that you are reading this here means you are aware of Motorsport Prospects but if  you are not, I have been working on a website (and soon to be app) called Motorsport Prospects with the intention of providing an independent motorsport resource guide for drivers and motorsport professionals with a specific emphasis … Read more

The Weekly Debrief – What is Motorsport Prospects and why am I doing this?

The Weekly Debrief - What is Motorsport Prospects and why am I doing this?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Can Motorsport Prospects make a difference? Motorsport is a strange sport in a lot of ways. It is as much about hustling for sponsorship as it is winning races. It is a sport where the business of racing sometimes overwhelms the competition of racing. And it is extremely expensive to compete in let alone to … Read more

The Weekly Debrief – Young Driver Development News and more

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Scene in the UK This week is a bit of an “odds and sods” kind of article as I take a look at a number of goings on in the world of young drivers and developmental motorsport. In the UK’s Junior Saloon Car Championship, Will Dyrdal was crowned 2017 champion after being the most … Read more

Weekly Debrief – These are the 2017 Single-Seater Champions!

Reading Time: 4 minutes Formula 3 In the world of Formula 3, Lando Norris is the new FIA European F3 champion after an amazing run in 2017. With the support of the McLaren F1 team, look for him in F2 next year and F1 soon enough. In the European-wide EuroFormula Open Championship, Harrison Scott sealed his championship with 10 … Read more

The Weekly Debrief – Some Options for Driver Development Outside of Single-Sea…

The Weekly Debrief – Some Options for Driver Development Outside of Single-Seaters

Reading Time: 5 minutes For young drivers moving up from karts, it is almost accepted that the move to cars is to be in a single-seater series with dreams of moving up the development ladder to Formula 1 and Indycar. But single-seaters are not the only way a young driver can pursue a motorsport career as there are a … Read more

The Weekly Debrief – Changes on the Ladder to F1

The Weekly Debrief - Changes on the Ladder to F1

Reading Time: 4 minutes Welcome to the very first edition of The Weekly Debrief, a regular series looking back at the week just past in driver development, junior racing series and general motorsport news that caught my eye. It will be published every Monday. Changes to the official path to F1 So the FIA finally let the cat out … Read more