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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

Web3 in Formula 1 Accelerates Past the Competition

Web3 Unlock the Track

The Web3 ecosystem in Formula 1 is accelerating past the sports competition and that is just part of what you will learn about in the Business of Motorsport this week. You will also learn about the incredible reach of F1 and how the series drives cultural change. I have news on a potential new charter … Read more

Alpine F1 Struggles Off-Track and On

Alpine F1 team

The Alpine F1 team is struggling on the track and off and you will find a lot of opinions on why in this week’s edition of the Business of Motorsport. I also look at why FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem is pressing ahead on new teams in F1 despite opposition, Toyota’s new sustainable WRC base … Read more

IndyCar Sees Positive Momentum After Iowa Double-Header

Indycar Iowa

IndyCar is seeing positive momentum after their recent Iowa double-header and this week in the Business of Motorsport you will get all the details. I also look at the chances of Andretti making the F1 grid, a look into the business of NASCAR and how McLaren is using AI in their Formula E race car … Read more

The Business of Sports Car Racing

Lamborghini SC63

The business of sports car racing takes up a considerable portion of this week’s Business of Motorsport as new cars are introduced and grids grow. In addition to sports car racing, I bring you Michael Andretti’s response to those telling him to buy an F1 team, the new Lamborghini prototype race car, a potential new … Read more

Applications Open for Ferrari Driver Academy Asia Pacific and Oceania

FDA Oceania

Motorsport Australia has announced that applications are now open for the Ferrari Driver Academy (FDA) for Asia Pacific and Oceania. In addition to this, I have updates on various race driver development programs from around the world including the IMSA Diverse Driver Development Program, the Porsche Junior Program North America and Road to Racing Canada. … Read more

What Brands Get Out of Formula 1

Hard Rock F1

What do brands get out of Formula 1? This week in the Business of Motorsport Roundup I will give you an example so you will understand better. I also have for you the latest on a mysterious new Asian-based team looking to enter F1, how Audi may be ending their customer racing program, the data … Read more

A Sponsor Lawsuit and More Business of Motorsport News

Williams ROKiT F1

A sponsor lawsuit kicks off this week’s edition of the Business of Motorsport and that is not the only motorsport-related legal issue for this week. In addition to the sponsor lawsuit, I look at how Felipe Massa is considering legal action regarding the 2008 F1 season and the infamous “crashgate” incident at the Singapore Grand … Read more

Details Emerge on New F1 Team Hopefuls

Formula Equal

Details have started to emerge about the new F1 team hopefuls that have expressed their interest in joining the Formula 1 grid in 2026 and this week I have the details. In addition to new F1 teams, I also look at motorsport topics as far ranging as why the NHRA is feeling optimistic about 2023, … Read more

Why Won’t IMSA Let Glickenhaus Race?

Glickenhaus 007 LMH

Why won’t IMSA let Glickenhaus race is a question that team owner Jim Glickenhaus is asking himself, hinting that it could be a potential legal issue. This is just one of the stories in this week’s Business of Motorsport Roundup. I also bring you the latest business news from Formula 1, NASCAR, Supercars and Formula … Read more

Boom Times for Formula 1 Sponsorship

McLaren MCL60

It’s boom times for Formula 1 sponsorship according to an article I link to by Grand Prix 247 in this week’s edition of the Business of Motorsport. They do a deep dive into the width and breadth of Formula 1 sponsorship and explain how F1’s global boom is making teams richer. In addition to F1 … Read more

Who Is in Charge of Formula 1?

Stefano Domenicali and Mohammed Ben Sulayem

Who is in charge of Formula 1? That should have a relatively straightforward answer but based on the back and forth this week between the FIA and Liberty Media, most fans and possibly the teams and Liberty Media themselves may not be quite so sure of the answer. In addition to the FIA/Liberty war of … Read more

Porsche & Ford in F1, Reviving Lola and What is Legally Considered an F1 Seat?

Porsche & Ford in F1, Reviving Lola and What is Legally Considered an F1 Seat?

This week in the Business of Motorsport Roundup I look at rumors of Ford and Porsche in F1, the revival of Lola and the legal definition of what is considered an F1 seat in a loan agreement signed by F1 driver Nyck de Vries. I also look at changes coming to this year’s Miami Grand … Read more