Driver Development

Josh Evans of Evans GP on Racing in Asia and Australia, Running a Race Team during Covid and Advice to Young Drivers

Josh Evans of Evans GP on Racing in Asia and Australia, Running a Race Team during Covid and Advice to Young Drivers

The Asian F3 series took a huge jump in competitiveness in 2021 and Evans GP, a new team formed in 2020 was at the front end of the action on track. Recently I spoke to Team Principal Josh Evans about the series, running a racing team during Covid and his advice for young drivers. Motorsport … Read more

Carol Glenn Tackles the Diversity Challenge with Her Next Racing Generation Motorsport Team & Academy

Carol Glenn Tackles the Diversity Challenge with Her Next Racing Generation Motorsport Team & Academy

I have always been impressed with people who walk the proverbial walk, especially on issues that are supposedly contentious in society like diversity and sustainability. Carol Glenn is one of those people that walk the walk. She understood that diversity is an issue and that it affects a sport and community that she is passionate … Read more

A Ferrari Challenge Primer

A Ferrari Challenge Primer

Every year I attend the Canadian Grand Prix. It is the official start of summer for me and my friends that I attend with and we are there for the whole weekend. While I do conduct Motorsport Prospects-related business on the Friday, we make sure to watch all the support series racing from the earliest … Read more

New Team Brazil Scholarship Announced for Young Race Drivers

Team Brazil Scholarship logo

Joining with the similarly styled scholarships of Team USA and Team Canada, a new Team Brazil scholarship has been announced for 2021. To get more details I talked to Luke Cooper of Swift Cooper racing to get some details on the program. What are the eligibility requirements? The driver must be of Brazilian nationality, aged … Read more

Going Radical Racing with Group A Racing

Going Radical Racing with Group A Racing

There are numerous racing series available around the world to interest the racing driver whether they are just out of karting, a club racer or a gentleman driver. One racing series that is growing from strength to strength are the various Radical Cups that use race cars from Radical Sportscars. I spoke with Jonathan Scarallo, … Read more

Introducing Road to Racing, a Potential Game Changer for Young Canadian Racing Drivers

Introducing Road to Racing, a Potential Game Changer for Young Canadian Racing Drivers

Canada is geographically a large country with a relatively small population, yet it has still managed to produce its fair share of great race car drivers. From the legendary Gilles Villeneuve and his son Jacques to Paul Tracy, James Hinchcliffe, Robert Wickens, Bruno Spengler, Patrick Carpentier, Alex Tagliani, Scott Goodyear and Greg Moore (trust me … Read more

A Look Back at 2020 on the Motorsport Prospects Blog So Far

A Look Back at 2020 on the Motorsport Prospects Blog So Far

To say that 2020 has been a challenge is an understatement. Tragic, confusing, frustrating and solemn are just some of the words that can be used to describe the weirdest year in memory but that does not mean that it has been without some triumphs and progress. Society as a whole and racing in particular … Read more

Staying Race Ready During a Pandemic: Nico Rondet

Staying Race Ready During a Pandemic: Nico Rondet

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused chaos in the lives of millions and race drivers are just as affected. In her second interview, Tina Mitchell talks to driver Nico Rondet about how he is coping with staying home, changes to his physical training, the importance of nutrition and sim racing and some advice to young drivers. … Read more

Staying Race Ready During a Pandemic: Quinlan Lall

Staying Race Ready During a Pandemic: Quinlan Lall

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused chaos in the lives of millions and race drivers are just as affected. In the first of a series, Tina Mitchell talks to F3 driver Quinlan Lall about how he is coping with staying home, physical and mental training during a pandemic and what motorsport brings into his life. Motorsport … Read more

Sports Prototypes, the Future of Motorsport and Running a Motorsport Business in the Age of COVID-19 – An Interview with Jesse Gröse of Von Gröse Motorsport Management

Sports Prototypes, the Future of Motorsport and Running a Motorsport Business in the Age of COVID-19 - An Interview with Jesse Gröse of Von Gröse Motorsport Management

As we enter into an extended period of lock-down due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, its impact is being felt not only on our health but in our economy and businesses large and small are feeling the effects. In motorsport, racing teams large and small are not immune. When there is no racing there is … Read more

In Conversation with F1600 Team Owner Brian Graham of Brian Graham Racing

In Conversation with F1600 Team Owner Brian Graham of Brian Graham Racing

Brian Graham, one of the most successful team owners in Canadian motorsport with a roster of alumni that have raced with his Brian Graham Racing team is a man who you could forgive for bragging. He has literally “been there, done that” and has the championships to prove it. But as I sat down to … Read more

In Conversation with Motorsport Physical Trainer Stewart Wild

In Conversation with Motorsport Physical Trainer Stewart Wild

As you know from the digital pages of the Motorsport Prospects blog, I have stressed the importance of physical conditioning for race drivers from the very beginning. Being in peak physical condition is a necessity to compete at your highest possible level, it enables you to react better to what is going on while on … Read more

The Yacademy Winter Testing Series: Spring Training for Open Wheel Racers

The Yacademy Winter Testing Series: Spring Training for Open Wheel Racers

You can never get enough track time in motorsport, especially if you are a young, developing driver. Simulators are great tools but they are intended to augment track practice, not to replace them. Experienced racer Gustavo Yacamán saw the need for a more structured training experience for young drivers and thus his Yacademy was born. … Read more

Whatever it Takes – In Conversation with Driver Coach Ross Bentley – Part 2

Whatever it Takes - In Conversation with Driver Coach Ross Bentley - Part 2

Last week in Part 1 of my interview with professional driver coach Ross Bentley we talked about the importance of the will to learn, doing “whatever it takes” and the value of doing your homework. You can read Part 1 here. This week we continue our conversation and delve into things like the magic of … Read more

Whatever it Takes – In Conversation with Driver Coach Ross Bentley – Part 1

Whatever it Takes - In Conversation with Driver Coach Ross Bentley - Part 1

This week on the Motorsport Prospects blog I talk to Ross Bentley of Speed Secrets. Performance coach, author and public speaker, Ross has raced in both Indycars and endurance racing and is the author of the well known Speed Secrets series of performance books, webinars and online coaching tools. This is the first of a … Read more

A Chat with Belinda Riseley of MotiV8 Training

A Chat with Belinda Riseley of MotiV8 Training

This week I chat with Belinda Riseley of MotiV8 Training about athlete performance, the setting of SMART goals, social media presence, PR and the importance of working off the track as well as on. Motorsport Prospects: How did you get involved in motorsport and how did MotiV8 Training start? Belinda Riseley: I have been fortunate … Read more

A Gentleman Driver Living the Fastlife – A Chat with Derek DeBoer

A Gentleman Driver Living the Fastlife - A Chat with Derek DeBoer

Gentleman Drivers and the GT racing scene is an area that I am starting to feature on the Motorsport Prospects blog and in the Directory because it is of such vital importance to the motorsport ecosystem. My first piece was with professional race driver, coach and motorsport consultant Johnny Mowlem (A Discussion about the Role … Read more

The Team USA Scholarship – What Does It Take?

The Team USA Scholarship – What Does It Take?

Every year since 1990, the Team USA Scholarship program sends at least one but usually two drivers to race in the world-famous Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch in the UK.According to their website The principal aim of the Team USA Scholarship is to provide opportunities for young American race car drivers at an early … Read more