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

Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for July 30, 2021
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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 by everybody from Tom Long, Karun Chandhok and Fernando Alonso (by way of an analysis from Scott Mitchell). Plus details on a very cool Le Mans program, mental prep tips, working on your reaction control and more. So let’s get started!

Driver Development News, Tips & Techniques

  • The recently released Hamilton Commission report which I covered in a recent Weekly Debrief highlighted a number of case studies that demonstrating what can be done to increase diversity in motorsport both behind the wheel and behind the pitwall. The Hamilton Commission case study targeting Le Mans discusses the case study of a collaboration between Motors Formula Team founder and director Ludovic Peze and Jahee Campbell-Brennan, director of the engineering consultancy Wavey Dynamics. Their plans include targeting a place in the 24 Hours of Le Mans by 2024 and their further aim is to tackle a lack of diversity within motorsport. And it looks like they are just getting started!
  • I mentioned this in last week’s Sustainable Motorsport Round-Up but Lucas Di Grassi feels that the time is right for an electric junior series. There are a number of challenges and one has to wonder if yet another junior series is needed but for sure something has to be added to a Formula E weekend. ERA Championship any one?
  • Radical SR3 teams from the Sports Prototype Cup have something to really look forward to as they will be supporting Formula 1 and the Italian Grand Prix. If you are a Radical driver, now is your time to register and get the chance to race in front of a Formula 1 crowd at the “Temple of Speed.” Sounds pretty awesome I have to admit. Full details can be found here.
  • Finally, I have posted a number of articles over the months from the excellent podcast and website Your Data Driven and its owner Samir Abid. Here is a great chat with the man and what the mission of Your Data Driven is all about on the Cars Yeah podcast. Have a listen here.

The Business of Being a Race Driver

  • Last week I talked about the care you need to take with social media lest you end up in legal trouble. This week Enzo Mucci gives some more positive tips.
  • The more you understand about sponsorship, the better the chances you have of increasing your probability of obtaining it. Here is an interesting video called Talking Commercial Sponsorships: An American Perspective with Ken Ungar of CHARGE:

Series News

Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for July 30, 2021
  • In sports car news, as Peugeot and Ferrari announced a possible interest in racing their Hypercars in IMSA, Toyota has chimed in that they would consider taking part as well. The more the merrier I say. In GT3 news, Lexus have indicated that the timeline for their new GT3 car is more likely 2024.
  • Finally in F4 news, Renault has committed to supply a new F4 engine based on their new for 2021 Clio turbo engine. Interestingly, it is designed to be able to incorporate a hybrid unit, something that looks increasingly likely in the coming years as demonstrated in the hybrid F4 car raced at the last FIA Motorsport Games.

Business of Motorsport

“Ignite will complement our team’s own Accelerate 25 programme, and through these platforms we hope to see much more talent from under-represented groups both join our team and take up careers in the wider motorsport industry.”

Ignite will work on a number of projects, and it will include efforts to push black students towards STEM subjects, plus offer financial support to talented and motivated students wishing to pursue careers in motorsport but who do not have the current means.

Autosport July 27, 2021

From the Motorsport Prospects Archives

I post a lot of great videos from Enzo Mucci aka The Race Driver Coach for the simple reason that he is a dynamic speaker who knows what he is talking about. I had the chance to interview him last year and he had some great advice in Motivation is the key to everything – In Conversation with Driver Coach Enzo Mucci.

The Last Lap

Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for July 30, 2021

As I get ready to head out for a week of fishing, I thought that I would end with a couple of interesting racing tidbits from around the world of motorsport. Regular posting will resume the week of August 9th.

  • The 12th Anniversary of the of the Road Racing Drivers Club returns to Long Beach this year and they will be honoring Rick Mears. More details can be found at Racer as well as how to get tickets.

Stay safe everyone 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.