Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for August 20, 2021 – Fernando Alonso’s Racecraft, Big Indian Motorsport News and More!

This week on the Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief I look at developing your racecraft, understanding the sponsor’s point of view, big news for Indian motorsport and more. All this and awesome in-car footage of Bruce Canepa in a 1989 Porsche 962C. Let’s get to it!

Driver Development News, Tips & Techniques

Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for August 20, 2021
  • Racers360 has announced a new monthly Elite Motorsports Coaching Program and they are accepting names for their waiting list. You can get the full details here.

Drives Available

Look for more of these as Motorsport Prospects continues to expand but here are two driver opportunities to check out. If you want to publicize any drives you have available in the Weekly Debrief, contact me here and let me know.

Recovering from a Serious Injury

The Business of Being a Race Driver

  • I have mentioned many times the importance of social media to a race driver’s career and MotiV8 Training are putting on a Social Media Training Webinar September 1st to help you with that. Full details can be found here.

Series News

Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for August 20, 2021

There has been a lot of exciting news, announcements and opinions related to the various racing series taking place now or that will be in the future. Here are some of the developments to take note of.

  • With the sudden change in British 3 I mentioned last week, the newly renamed GB3 Championship has announced the details of their new car set to run in 2022.
  • FIA F3 organizers are starting to talk to the organizers of the W Series to see how they could bring W Series graduates into F3. It’s early days yet but the signs are hopeful that some sort of program can be initiated to get the championship winner better integrated into the FIA motorsport development pyramid.
  • Meanwhile in America, excitement is already building for the Road to Indy in 2022 as new teams are expected to join the grid and Indy Lights has risen phoenix-like from the ashes to great numbers and positive momentum.
  • Formula E teams are discussing with the organizers and the FIA ways to use the soon to be retired Gen 2 cars for some type of feeder series. The argument they are making is that racing an electric race car is different enough from a conventional ICE-powered car that such a series is necessary. Formula Scout debates what they would like to see in such a series.
  • Finally, the unfortunate news has been announced that yet again, F3 and WTCC Touring Cars will not be going to Macau.

Business of Motorsport

Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for August 20, 2021 - Fernando Alonso's Racecraft, Big Indian Motorsport News and More!

With the run for the FIA Presidency heating up, I thought for this edition of the Business of Motorsport I would gather up some news and analysis for your reading pleasure. Regardless of how you feel about the FIA, the actions of the FIA President hold a huge amount of sway over the business and development of motorsport. It will be interesting to see if anybody else announces their candidacy between now and November.

From the Motorsport Prospects Archives

If you have been following the Motorsport Prospects blog lately, you may have noticed that I have branched out sustainable motorsport news from the Weekly Debrief to its own dedicated Sustainable Motorsport Round-Up published twice a month. As sustainability is a key to the future of motorsport, now’s a great time to survey the landscape and start preparing yourself as a driver for what the future holds. A new edition will be published this Monday.

The Last Lap

Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for August 20, 2021

Here are some great motorsport-related tidbits that caught my eye over the last week including Hinch’s blood drive in honor of Robin Miller, weird racing sponsors, Sir Jackie Stewart’s Rolex, how Lyn St. James blazed a path for others and awesome in-car footage of Bruce Canepa 1989 Porsche 962C at the 2021 Monterey Reunion.

Stay safe and I will see you at the track!

Mark Boudreau
Author: Mark Boudreau

Mark is the publisher of Motorsport Prospects. As a former lawyer, he applies his legal background to assist race drivers in finding the resources they need to make their motorsport careers happen.