Andretti Global

Could F1-FIA Détente Revive Andretti’s F1 Aspirations?

Michael and Mario Andretti

Could the recently announced F1-FIA détente revive Michael Andretti’s F1 aspirations? That is just one of the topics covered in this week’s Business of Motorsport. I also cover the latest MotoGP calendar news, why the WRC is targeting America and how the Fair Use doctrine may come to the defense of Guenther Steiner. It’s all … Read more

Andretti F1 Bid Gets Political

Mario Andretti at Capitol Hill

The Andretti F1 bid has gotten political as American politicians have begun questioning why Andretti Global was not granted an F1 grid slot. I have the details this week. I also have Roger Penske’s reaction to the Team Penske P2P scandal, Formula E’s growth plans and possible new manufacturers in MotoGP. It’s all part of … Read more

Scandal at Penske and Chaos at Red Bull

Team Penske

The Business of Motorsport this week has been dominated by scandal at Penske and chaos at Red Bull as both teams’ grapple with various controversies that threaten to derail their future racing plans. In addition to that I have news on a “revolutionary” proposal for the entry of new F1 teams, why one team boss … Read more

After 61 Years Lamborghini Finally Does Racing Right

Lamborghini Squadra Corse

After 61 years, Lamborghini are finally doing racing right with their Squadra Corse racing arm. This is just one of the many topics covered in this week’s Business of Motorsport. You will also find details on everything from how to run an F1 media center to how Trackhouse Racing is planning to grow MotoGP’s footprint … Read more

Dealing with Adversity On and Off the Track

Dealing with adversity

Dealing with adversity both on and off the track is just part of what you will find in this week’s Driver Development Roundup. You will also get a peek behind the scenes at both an F1 academy training session and a rally development program, learn about the role of midget racing in driver development and … Read more

PREMA Racing Joins IndyCar

Prema Racing

Crack European squad PREMA Racing is joining Indycar in 2025 and they have no illusions at how difficult the move will be. This is one of the major stories in this week’s Business of Motorsport. I also have details on Andretti Global’s new UK base, Formula E selling their 12th grid spot and why a … Read more

MotoGP’s Sustainability Journey

MotoGP

MotoGP has embarked on their sustainability journey with the adoption of a 40% synthetic fuel mixture in 2024. This week I have the details on how they plan to increase that to 100%. I also have details on an Australian Porsche racer that is offsetting his carbon footprint both on and off the track, sustainability … Read more

Felipe Massa Goes Legal on F1

Felipe Massa

Felipe Massa has gone legal in his battle with the FIA and F1 over the disputed 2008 Singapore Grand Prix highlighting this week’s Motorsport Law Roundup. In the Business of Motorsport Roundup, I have details on the valuation of F1 teams, NASCAR’s NextGen plans and IndyCar team dissatisfaction with the Captain. All this and much … Read more

F1 Rejects Andretti-Cadillac F1 Bid

Andretti Cadillac F1

It was a week of bombshell news in motorsport as F1 formally rejected the Andretti-Cadillac F1 bid, while Lewis Hamilton has made a shock move to Ferrari for the 2025 season. In other Business of Motorsport news, NASCAR hopes that their new Netflix series will bring in new fans, MotoGP loses its Argentinian race, IMSA … Read more

Saudi Arabia Go All in on Electric Racing

Electric 360

Saudi Arabia, through its Public Investment Fund, has made a huge investment in electric racing and this highlights a busy week in sustainable motorsport. In addition to the PIF investment I have details on why Maserati and Andretti Global have chosen to race in Formula E, Audi’s awesome hybrid Dakar challenger and the importance of … Read more

Honda Consolidates Its Motorsport Operations

Honda Racing USA

As Honda finalizes its rebranding of Honda Performance Development, the announcement that it will be involved in the development of the next Honda F1 engine may cause IndyCar even more reason for concern. It is all part of the Business of Motorsport this week. I also have a look at who really made money from … Read more

Honda Issues IndyCar Ultimatum

Honda IndyCar

This week Honda has issued an ultimatum to IndyCar that if costs are not reduced, they will leave the series after 2026. It’s all part of this week’s Business of Motorsport. I also have the latest drama between the FIA and FOM, why IMSA GTP has been such a success and the impact of NASCAR’s … Read more

NASCAR Hits It Big with New Media Rights Deal

NASCAR Daytona 500

NASCAR’s blockbuster new media rights deal is the highlight of the week as we look back at the Business of Motorsport. In addition to NASCAR, you will find details about some motorsport-related litigation, whether title sponsorships work in motorsport and how Lexus Racing won the 2023 GTD Pro Manufacturers Championship. All this plus the latest … Read more

The Verdict on Vegas

Las Vegas Grand Prix

After all the angst and debate in the run-up to its inaugural race, the verdict is in on the Las Vegas Grand Prix, and it is a big part of this week’s Business of Motorsport. In addition to the verdict on Vegas, there is analysis of NASCAR’s next steps, two conferences you will want to … Read more

F1 Rolls Big on Vegas Grand Prix

Las Vegas Grand Prix

While the title of this week’s column is F1 Rolls Big on Vegas Grand Prix, this is anything but a random toss of the dice. Liberty has thought this through and know what they are doing. While there have been issues and hiccups, it is the first race, so it is time to see how … Read more

Formula 1 Continues its Positive Revenue Momentum

F1 Logo

On the eve of the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix, Formula 1 announced their Third Quarter financial results which continue their positive revenue momentum. It’s all part of this week’s Business of Motorsport. I also bring you an array of news and analysis on NASCAR as they conclude their 2023 season, the broadcast finances of … Read more

Does Las Vegas Really Want F1?

Las Vegas Grand Prix Roadwork

Does Las Vegas really want F1? Sure Liberty Media, F1 Corporate and the FOM all say they do but the residents of Sin City seem to have gone from a wait and see attitude to outright hostile attitude regarding the race. This question is just part of the Business of Motorsport this week. I also … Read more

The Economic Impact of the Indy 500

Indy 500

The economic impact of the Indy 500 and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are part of the Business of Motorsport this week. I also look at why billionaires are investing in F1, how IMSA’s GTP class is connecting with fans and the return of Tom Walkinshaw Racing. All this plus the latest sponsorship deals and partnerships, … Read more

Honda Consolidates all Motorsport Activity into Honda Racing Corporation

Honda Racing Corporation

Honda has consolidated all their motorsport activity, including the US-based Honda Performance Development (HPD) into Honda Racing Corporation. What this could imply is in today’s Business of Motorsport Roundup. I also have more on the ongoing quest of Michael Andretti to join the F1 grid, the continuing saga of Felipe Massa’s legal quest for the … Read more

Hugo Boss is Looking to Take Advantage of F1’s Booming Popularity

Hugo Boss Logo

Hugo Boss is looking to take advantage of F1’s booming popularity as they have ditched Formula E and are now focused on Formula 1. This is all part of this week’s Business of Motorsport Roundup. I also bring you details on Liberty Media’s approach to Verstappen’s dominance on track, the legal strategy Felipe Massa is … Read more