Mental Conditioning

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

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

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

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

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

Mental Health in Motorsports: Is it Time for Change?​

Mental Health in Motorsports: Is it Time for Change?​

This is a guest post by motorsport writer Josie Smith from the blog Into the Kitty Litter. While it was published on July 9, 2018 it still resonates today and so I asked Josie if I could repost it in its entirety to which she agreed. If you enjoy F1 and MotoGP then I encourage … Read more

Are You Operating at your Peak Performance? An Interview with Carlos Salum

Are You Operating at your Peak Performance? An Interview with Carlos Salum

Mental conditioning is as important as physical conditioning. Training your mind is as crucial for success on the race track as conditioning the body. In this interview I speak to Carlos Salum of Salum International about the concept of “Peak Performance” and why it is so crucial to the success of a race car driver. … Read more

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

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

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