Driver Development

Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for July 30, 2021 – Racecraft Tips, Social Media Best Practices and More

Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for July 30, 2021

New on Motorsport Prospects This Week This week kicked off with Part 2 of the Sustainable Motorsport Round-Up that I started last week. I then featured a stunning Ginetta LMP3 prototype race car for sale in the Motorsport Prospects Marketplace. This week on the Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief There are some great tips and advice … Read more

Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for July 23, 2021 – The How Not to Crash Edition

Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for July 23, 2021 - The How Not to Crash Edition

It constantly amazes me that every week I wonder if I will have enough content for the Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief and every week I end up only posting a portion of what I have curated from around the world in my attempt to keep each week’s Debrief at a manageable level. This week is … Read more

Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for July 16, 2021 – Getting Into a Performance State of Mind

Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for July 16, 2021

For this week’s Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief I have a lot of great stuff to get through including developing your performance state of mind, tips on branding and some great marketing templates you can use in your sponsorship pitches. I also look at the release of the Hamilton Commission’s report on diversity in motorsport in … Read more

Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for July 9, 2021 – Dealing with Pressure, the Basics of Sponsorship and more

Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for July 9, 2021 - Dealing with Pressure, the Basics of Sponsorship and more

Welcome to the Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief. If you are a race driver or are planning to be one, there should be something here that will be of interest to you and of use to further your motorsport career. If there is anything you feel should be included in the Weekly Debrief, please do not … Read more

The Appeal and Opportunity of Sportscar Racing – In Conversation with Paul Charsley

The Appeal and Opportunity of Sportscar Racing – In Conversation with Paul Charsley

Sports car racing is the rare type of motorsport where talented amateurs can race alongside the pros at such legendary venues as Le Mans and Sebring. It is also increasingly the target of young drivers looking to make it professionally in the sport. Recently I chatted with motorsport veteran Paul Charsley of IMSA’s Heart of … Read more

Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for July 2, 2021 – Driver Academies, Business Skills for Race Drivers and Banned Race Cars

Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for July 2, 2021

New on Motorsport Prospects This Week This week the Debrief is positively brimming with motorsport goodness but before we get to that I just wanted to remind you of the week that was on Motorsport Prospects. We kicked off the week with the now regular Sustainable Motorsport Round-Up. While the technology is fascinating, you will … Read more

Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for June 18, 2021 – For Race Drivers and Those Who Plan to be One

Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for June 18, 2021 - For Race Drivers and Those Who Plan to be One

Who is Motorsport Prospects For? I recently had a reader comment that, while they liked the Weekly Debrief they hoped that I would feature “more stuff about F1 and Indycar.” I figured now was as good a time as any to explain who Motorsport Prospects’ intended audience is. The mission of Motorsport Prospects continues to … Read more

Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for June 11, 2021 – Tips, Techniques and a New Dawn for BMW

Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for June 11, 2021 - A New Dawn for BMW

New on Motorsport Prospects This Week The Motorsport Prospect Prospects Weekly Debrief is full of some great stuff this week despite the fact that it has been an extremely busy week here at Motorsport Prospects HQ. I have been busy behind the scenes as I build out a few new features on the website but … Read more

Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for June 4, 2021 – Track Days, Testing Opportunities and Battling Minis

Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for June 4, 2021 - Track Days, Testing Opportunities and Battling Minis

New on Motorsport Prospects This Week It was quite a busy week at Motorsport Prospects. In honor of Memorial Day in the United States I started off the week shining the monthly charity spotlight on VETMotorsports, a great charity that integrates veterans into motorsport activities. The Wednesday In the Marketplace post featured a beautiful and … Read more

Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for May 28, 2021 – Small Deals are Big Deals

Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for May 28, 2021 - Small Deals are Big Deals

New on Motorsport Prospects This Week As I was assembling the Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for this week I realized that in its short history here on the blog it is continuously getting bigger and bigger. Without turning each installment into a book, and because I don’t want to skip any of the great content … Read more

Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for May 21, 2021 – Dollars, Sense and Developing Race Drivers

Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for May 21, 2021

New on Motorsport Prospects This Week I started the week off with a roundup of Sustainable Motorsport news and why this is such an important topic for today’s racing drivers. I also featured an awesome 2018 Ferrari 488 Challenge EVO currently available in the Motorsport Prospects Marketplace for anybody who has always wanted to own … Read more

Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for May 14, 2021 – There’s an App for That!

Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for May 14, 2021 - There's an App for That!

On this week’s Motorsport Prospects debrief we look at some driver development news of interest to anybody racing or wanting to race a car, new series being launched, diversity in motorsport news, a new eSports development academy, a new driver coaching app and more. New on Motorsport Prospects This Week This week is a bit … Read more

Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for May 7, 2021 – The Racer’s Brain, Formula Woman is Back and More

Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for May 7, 2021 - The Racer's Brain, Formula Woman is Back and More

Welcome to the relaunch of the Weekly Debrief here on Motorsport Prospects. Every Friday I will consolidate a variety of news and opinions, updates and tidbits of interest to race drivers, potential drivers and the motorsport industry as a whole. If you have some news about race driver development or the business of motorsport you … Read more

The Importance of the Race Driver’s Brain – In Conversation with Sabine Tyrvainen

Head Shot of Sabine Tyrvainen, MSc

Mental conditioning is as key to performing well on the track as physical conditioning and racecraft. I talked to Sabine Tyrvainen, CEO of the Winner’s Institute UK about how a race driver’s brain works and what can be done to improve its performance. Motorsport Prospects: You are the co-writer of The Winners Bible. Can you … Read more

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