Driver Development

An interview with Jacob Leaver and Leanne Holder of Torque Human Performance on the importance of driver fitness

An interview with Jacob Leaver and Leanne Holder of Torque Human Performance on the importance of driver fitness

As I continue my interviews with the latest additions to the Services section of Motorsport Prospects I speak this week to Leanne Holder and Jacob Leaver from Torque Human Performance on the importance of fitness and to answer that age old question of whether a racing driver is an “athlete.” Motorsport Prospects: How long have … 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

Motorsport Prospects speaks to Paul Gerrard, author of Optimum Drive

Motorsport Prospects speaks to Paul Gerrard, author of Optimum Drive

I recently had the opportunity to talk to former Top Gear USA Stig Paul Gerrard, author of Optimum Drive: The Road Map to Driving Greatness and he had some interesting insights into what makes a race car driver not only good but great. If you are not familiar with Paul, he is an accomplished professional … Read more

GT4 and Young Driver Development – Thoughts from a Team Owner

GT4 and Young Driver Development – Thoughts from a Team Owner

Part of the mission of Motorsport Prospects is to discuss and showcase opportunities for young driver development. So often young kids in their karting careers have visions of racing in F1 or Indycar and those dreams are important to aspire to and I would never discourage that. At a certain stage of their careers though, … Read more

California Dreaming: Formula 4 on the West Coast of America

California Dreaming: Formula 4 on the West Coast of America

Last week I interviewed Steve Oseth of SCCA Pro Racing about the United States Formula 4 Championship and in that interview, we talked about the partnership between SCCA Pro Racing and the new Formula Pro USA. This week I talk to Mark Milazzo, Business Development and Communications Manager for World Speed Inc. as well as … Read more

Formula 4 in the United States – Growing from Strength to Strength

Formula 4 in the United States – Growing from Strength to Strength

The Purpose of Formula 4 Young driver development is a complex topic in that the multitude of series available to young racers often makes what should be a relatively straightforward decision more complicated. In an attempt to bring some kind of organization to junior driver development, the FIA spent some time developing a racing series … Read more

The Weekly Debrief – Young Driver Development News and more

The Scene in the UK This week is a bit of an “odds and sods” kind of article as I take a look at a number of goings on in the world of young drivers and developmental motorsport. In the UK’s Junior Saloon Car Championship, Will Dyrdal was crowned 2017 champion after being the most … Read more

Weekly Debrief – These are the 2017 Single-Seater Champions!

Formula 3 In the world of Formula 3, Lando Norris is the new FIA European F3 champion after an amazing run in 2017. With the support of the McLaren F1 team, look for him in F2 next year and F1 soon enough. In the European-wide EuroFormula Open Championship, Harrison Scott sealed his championship with 10 … Read more

The Weekly Debrief – Some Options for Driver Development Outside of Single-Seaters

The Weekly Debrief – Some Options for Driver Development Outside of Single-Seaters

For young drivers moving up from karts, it is almost accepted that the move to cars is to be in a single-seater series with dreams of moving up the development ladder to Formula 1 and Indycar. But single-seaters are not the only way a young driver can pursue a motorsport career as there are a … Read more