Business of Motorsport

Leadership Struggles Stir Trouble at Audi’s F1 Project

Audi's F1 Project

Leadership struggles have stirred trouble at Audi’s F1 project and in this week’s Business of Motorsport you will learn the details. I also have an opinion on how the “F1” film could be F1’s “Barbie moment”, the future of London’s Formula E E-Prix and NASCAR’s international expansion plans. All this plus the latest sponsorship deals … Read more

The Challenge of Achieving Sustainable Logistics in Motorsport

Sustainable Motorsport Logistics

The Sustainable Motorsport Roundup this week highlights the ongoing challenge of achieving sustainable logistics in motorsport. Though not impossible, these challenges are complex, with opinions divided—some believe progress is too slow, while others feel it’s being impeded. This edition also features a look at the FIA’s sustainability initiatives, the hurdles faced by Formula E, and … Read more

Anatomy of a Motorsport Sponsorship Deal

Anatomy of a Motorsport Sponsorship Deal

This week you will read about the anatomy of a motorsport sponsorship deal that details why the sponsor got involved and what they get out of it. I also have news about a possible return of Toyota to F1, the differences between owning an F1 and Indycar team and the latest motorsport sponsorship deals and … Read more

NASCAR Explores Electric Racing

NASCAR EV

NASCAR is exploring electric racing with their brand-new EV and this week you will find out why and what they intend to do with it. You will also find information on Ligier’s hydrogen-powered endurance racer, how Extreme H could herald changes in mobility for society at large and why IndyCar won’t be going all-electric. All … Read more

Demystifying Andretti Global’s Failed F1 Bid

Andretti Global

A deep dive demystifying Andretti Global’s failed F1 bid is just one of the topics covered in this week’s edition of the Business of Motorsport Roundup. I also look at how one race team was forced to withdraw from a series after the sanctioning body refused to approve their primary sponsor, the future of the … Read more

Extreme H unveils the Pioneer 25 Hydrogen-Powered Race Car

Extreme H Pioneer 25

Extreme H has unveiled their Pioneer 25 hydrogen-powered race car, and you will get all the details in this week’s Sustainable Motorsport Roundup. I also have the details on Indycar’s new hybrid power unit, Mercedes F1’s investment in carbon removal initiatives and the latest developments in electric drag racing. All this and more in this … Read more

Arbitration Panel Clears Haas F1 of Contract Breach with Uralkali

Haas F1

A Swiss arbitration panel has cleared Haas F1 of breaching their contract with Nikita Mazepin sponsor Uralkali but must refund the portion of the sponsor fee attributable to the time after the contract was lawfully terminated. This is just one of the cases covered in this week’s Motorsport Law Roundup as part of the Business … Read more

FG Series Launches the All-Electric FG-Twin

FG Series FG-Twin

The FG Series has launched their all-electric dual-mode FG Twin, a race car that could revolutionize motorsport. Full details can be found in this week’s Sustainable Motorsport Roundup. I also have news on EVs conquering Pikes Peak, a sustainable fuel-powered Radical and an insight into the new hybrid Indycar engine. All this and much more … Read more

Hansen Motorsport’s Sustainability Vision

Hansen Motorsport

Hansen Motorsport’s sustainability vision is just one of the highlights of this week’s Sustainable Motorsport Roundup. As Susan Hansen explains, “we felt that if we were going to continue racing and having a company, we have to do something that meets our values.” I also have details on a new entrant to race hydrogen at … Read more

IndyCar Goes All in With Fox

IndyCar

IndyCar has gone all in with FOX as a broadcast partner and I have the details and analysis in this week’s Business of Motorsport Roundup. I also have news on an iconic racetrack for sale, the latest sponsorship and team news and an intriguing look at potential anti-trust questions that Liberty Media may have to … Read more

ACO Unveils Hydrogen-Powered H24 EVO

H24 EVO

The ACO has unveiled their hydrogen-powered H24 EVO and I have the details in this week’s edition of the Sustainable Motorsport Roundup. I also have details on new hydrogen and eco-friendly ICE engines being developed, SRO going 100% carbon neutral, and should Formula E be worried about F1’s sustainability push? All this and much more … Read more

Some Highlights from the Archives of Motorsport Prospects

Some Highlights from the Archives of Motorsport Prospects

While I was on vacation I posted a number of guest posts from the Motorsport Prospects’ News Racers Can Use archives. These posts covered a number of topics including racecraft, driver development, sim racing and the business of motorsport. In case you missed them, these are the posts that were featured:

Intense Negotiations Ongoing for F1 Concorde Agreement

FIA Place de la Concorde

Intense negotiations are ongoing for F1’s Concorde Agreement and this week’s Business of Motorsport will bring you up to speed. I also have news on the continuing debate over the future of the Monaco Grand Prix, Lola’s plans in Formula E and beyond, the future of Liberty and MotoGP and more motorsport-related legal news. All … Read more

Sustainability and Motorsport Sponsorship

Sustainable Motorsport Sponsorship

Sustainability and motorsport sponsorship is an issue that I have covered in the past and is explored once again in this week’s edition of the Sustainable Motorsport Roundup. Sponsors and potential sponsors are more often asking teams and drivers about their sustainability initiatives before they commit and this week you will hear why. I also … Read more

The Business of F1 Happens at the Monaco Grand Prix

Monaco Grand Prix

Despite the rise of Singapore and Las Vegas, the business of Formula 1 happens at the Monaco Grand Prix and there is a whole lot of business to conduct as you will find out in this Business of Motorsport Roundup. Whether it’s the impressive poaching of an FIA official by Michael Andretti, debates over the … Read more

Porsche Supercup Kicks Off Their Season with eFuels

Porsche Supercup

The Porsche Supercup kicked off their 2024 season running on eFuels and I have the details this week. You will also learn about how Hansen Motorsport is continuing their push for sustainable sport, a hackathon sponsored by Google and Formula E and an electric race boat that flies above the water. All this and much … Read more

Could F1-FIA Détente Revive Andretti’s F1 Aspirations?

Michael and Mario Andretti

Could the recently announced F1-FIA détente revive Michael Andretti’s F1 aspirations? That is just one of the topics covered in this week’s Business of Motorsport. I also cover the latest MotoGP calendar news, why the WRC is targeting America and how the Fair Use doctrine may come to the defense of Guenther Steiner. It’s all … Read more

Hydrogen-Powered Ligier JS2 RH2 Completes 5,000km of Testing

Ligier JS2 RH2

The hydrogen-powered Ligier JS2 RH2 has completed 5,000km of endurance testing as part of their preparations for the era of hydrogen-powered racing at Le Mans. I have the details this week. I also have news on a new series that will help train motorsport engineers and that can accommodate sustainable propulsion technologies, a ground-breaking test … Read more

Andretti F1 Bid Gets Political

Mario Andretti at Capitol Hill

The Andretti F1 bid has gotten political as American politicians have begun questioning why Andretti Global was not granted an F1 grid slot. I have the details this week. I also have Roger Penske’s reaction to the Team Penske P2P scandal, Formula E’s growth plans and possible new manufacturers in MotoGP. It’s all part of … Read more

Breaking Records with the Electric ReVolt

ReVolt

This week I feature how the electric ReVolt motorcycle is aiming to break a significant world land speed record. I also have news on Skoda’s battery electric concept race car, an awesome video of a McMurtry Speirling on the racetrack and details on the development of the new Extreme H race car. It’s all in … Read more