Business of Motorsport

We Go Green with Sustainable Motorsport in 2023

Formula E DS Automobiles

We go green with sustainable motorsport in 2023 as Formula E starts their brand new Gen3 era while other series prepare for their sustainable futures. In addition to Formula E, I look at IndyCar’s hybrid testing developments, a hydrogen fuel-powered engine from Toyota, IMSA’s new biofuel and much more. All in this week’s Sustainable Motorsport … Read more

Who Is in Charge of Formula 1?

Stefano Domenicali and Mohammed Ben Sulayem

Who is in charge of Formula 1? That should have a relatively straightforward answer but based on the back and forth this week between the FIA and Liberty Media, most fans and possibly the teams and Liberty Media themselves may not be quite so sure of the answer. In addition to the FIA/Liberty war of … Read more

Is LMP2 Getting Too Slow and More Motorsport Series News

LMP2 Cars on Track at Daytona

Is LMP2 getting too slow for the class? That is what some competitors have been saying in last weekend’s Roar Before the 24 and I bring you a link that discusses the issue in depth. In addition to this I have news of Euroformula’s return to Pau, a bumper TCR South America grid, a new … Read more

A New Era in Sustainable Motorsport

Wayne Taylor Racing 2023 Livery

From electric-powered fire trucks and sustainability-focused race teams at the Rolex 24 Hours to sustainably fueled MotoGP bikes, we are fully into a new era in sustainable motorsport. The Sustainable Motorsport Roundup has been tracking these developments for the last year and will continue to do so. This week I look at Michelin’s sustainable tire … Read more

Porsche & Ford in F1, Reviving Lola and What is Legally Considered an F1 Seat?

Porsche & Ford in F1, Reviving Lola and What is Legally Considered an F1 Seat?

This week in the Business of Motorsport Roundup I look at rumors of Ford and Porsche in F1, the revival of Lola and the legal definition of what is considered an F1 seat in a loan agreement signed by F1 driver Nyck de Vries. I also look at changes coming to this year’s Miami Grand … Read more

Sustainable Racing for the Next Generation

NXT Gen Cup on Track

The NXT Gen Cup is working hard to bill itself as sustainable racing for the next generation and they have made their first step towards this by announcing their 2023 calendar, details of which you can find in this week’s Sustainable Motorsport Roundup. In addition to this, I have details on the world’s first two-seater … Read more

F1 Teams Bicker over Andretti as Saudi Arabia Looks to Attract Teams to the Kingdom

Andretti Cadillac F1 Car

While F1 teams continue to bicker over the possible addition of Andretti-Cadillac to the grid, Saudi Arabia is looking to poach teams from Motorsport Valley in this week’s Business of Motorsport roundup. It is not just Andretti that wants to join the F1 circus either as two teams from Asia are also looking to join … Read more

The Mazda MX-5 Cup Is a “Crazy-Competitive Hidden Gem”

Mazda MX-5 Cup Race Cars on Track

The Mazda MX-5 Cup has been described as a “Crazy-Competitive Hidden Gem” and in this week’s Motorsport Series & Track Day News Roundup I bring you the reasons why and the economics of racing in this ultra-competitive series. In addition to the spec racing of the MX-5 Cup I look at the increasing popularity of … Read more

Super Formula Goes Carbon Neutral and More Sustainable Motorsport News

Super Formula SF23

Last month, the Japanese Super Formula series unveiled their carbon neutral SF23 race car set to debut in 2023. This is significant as they looked to optimize the use of natural fibre in their body panels and reduce the use of carbon fibre. In addition to this, there were a number of other interesting sustainable … Read more

Andretti and Cadillac Announce F1 Bid and More Business of Motorsport

Andretti Cadillac F1 Announcement

With Andretti Global and GM subsidiary Cadillac announcing a joint Formula 1 team bid, it looks like there will in fact be new teams in F1 sometime in the near future. While the Andretti/GM announcement puts FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem’s announcement that F1 is open to new teams in context, it is not the … Read more

Inside the McLaren Technology Centre, Germans in NASCAR, and More Business of Motorsport News

McLaren Technology Centre

An inside tour of the McLaren Technology Centre is just one of the highlights of this week’s Business of Motorsport News Roundup column. In addition to that I have an update on Ford in F1, Michael Andretti’s plans for an F1 team, Porsche Motorsport’s grand ambitions for 2023, Red Bull Racing terminating a crypto sponsor … Read more

A New Radical, Caterham Goes to Barbados and More Motorsport Series News

Radical SR3 XXR

A new update to Radical Motorsport’s SR3 headlines this week’s edition of the Motorsport Series News Roundup. In addition to the new Radical, I have news on Caterham’s new Caribbean Cup, the fate of GT2 in 2023, the new Spanish Winter Series, where the Clio Cup will be racing in 2023 and much more. All … Read more

Electric Racing Expands its Reach and More Sustainable Motorsport News

Brink Motorsport Tesla Model 3

Electric racing has expanded its reach and as I demonstrate in this week’s Sustainable Motorsport Roundup, it’s not just Formula E anymore. People have been asking if anybody is racing a Tesla, and as you will see this week, they will be next year in the STCC. I also show you the strides that Zandvoort … Read more

Ford Possibly Returning to F1, IndyCar Marketing and Crypto Sponsorship Warnings

Red Bull Ford

Speculation that Ford could possibly return to F1, that IndyCar plans on revamping their marketing push and more warnings about crypto sponsorship in sports are just a few of the fascinating items in this week’s Business of Motorsport Roundup. In addition to all that, you will learn how F1 revenue is distributed amongst the teams, … Read more

A New Era in Sportscar Racing and More Series News

BMW M Hybrid V8

A new era in sportscar racing is about to begin as the IMSA GTP cars began their first on-track test this month at Daytona. This is just one development in this week’s Motorsport Series & Track Day News. In addition to GTP testing, I cover new rules for the WEC and ACO, new Formula Regional … Read more

How to Get Racing Sponsorship According to ChatGPT

Olivier Bedard F1600

How to get racing sponsorship according to ChatGPT highlights this week’s edition of The Business of Being a Race Driver. Since everybody is asking the bot questions, I figured I would join in and ask the obvious on your behalf. In addition to this, I look at the return of a program to support grassroots … Read more

Sustainable Motorsport is a Journey

Audi RS Q e-tron

Saying that sustainable motorsport is a journey may sound like a clever play on words, but it truly is. If you look at the initial attempts to create more sustainable forms of motorsport such as the Formula E Gen1 cars that could not last a race distance, it is amazing how far the sport has … Read more

Legal Judgements, Vegas, Diversity and More in this Week’s Business of Motorsport

Las Vegas Grand Prix Paddock

This week’s Business of Motorsport has all kinds of interesting developments that makes the business of motorsport endlessly fascinating. From legal judgements, Vegas paddock facilities, and debates on diversity and inclusion, the width and breadth of what goes on off the track is on full display. I also have the latest motorsport deals, team news, … Read more

LMP2 Leaving WEC in 2024 and More Motorsport Series News

WRT Oreca 07 Gibson LMP2 Race Car

The LMP2 class leaving the WEC is just one of the motorsport series-related news items featured in this week’s Motorsport Series News Roundup. I also have news on the modularity of the new Porsche 911 GT3 R, Radical Cup North America is once again featured on some IndyCar race weekends, the demise of ADAC F4 … Read more

An Invitation to Learn About Sustainable Motorsport

Seb Vettel Invitation Tee Shirt

Consider this week’s column an invitation to learn about sustainable motorsport. Inspired by Sebastian Vettel’s “Invitation” tee-shirt, if you were not aware of some of the ongoing developments in sustainable motorsport, this is a great introduction to the topic. I have information on everything from a hydrogen-powered motorsport-focused engine to how the Audi RS Q … Read more