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Super Formula Goes Carbon Neutral and More Sustainable Motorsport News

Super Formula SF23

Last month, the Japanese Super Formula series unveiled their carbon neutral SF23 race car set to debut in 2023. This is significant as they looked to optimize the use of natural fibre in their body panels and reduce the use of carbon fibre. In addition to this, there were a number of other interesting sustainable … Read more

Andretti and Cadillac Announce F1 Bid and More Business of Motorsport

Andretti Cadillac F1 Announcement

With Andretti Global and GM subsidiary Cadillac announcing a joint Formula 1 team bid, it looks like there will in fact be new teams in F1 sometime in the near future. While the Andretti/GM announcement puts FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem’s announcement that F1 is open to new teams in context, it is not the … Read more

Ford Possibly Returning to F1, IndyCar Marketing and Crypto Sponsorship Warnings

Red Bull Ford

Speculation that Ford could possibly return to F1, that IndyCar plans on revamping their marketing push and more warnings about crypto sponsorship in sports are just a few of the fascinating items in this week’s Business of Motorsport Roundup. In addition to all that, you will learn how F1 revenue is distributed amongst the teams, … Read more

Sustainable Motorsport is a Journey

Audi RS Q e-tron

Saying that sustainable motorsport is a journey may sound like a clever play on words, but it truly is. If you look at the initial attempts to create more sustainable forms of motorsport such as the Formula E Gen1 cars that could not last a race distance, it is amazing how far the sport has … Read more

An Invitation to Learn About Sustainable Motorsport

Seb Vettel Invitation Tee Shirt

Consider this week’s column an invitation to learn about sustainable motorsport. Inspired by Sebastian Vettel’s “Invitation” tee-shirt, if you were not aware of some of the ongoing developments in sustainable motorsport, this is a great introduction to the topic. I have information on everything from a hydrogen-powered motorsport-focused engine to how the Audi RS Q … Read more

Business of Motorsport for September 9, 2022

Van Diemen RF350

The Business of Motorsport just keeps getting bigger week after week and this week is no exception. From the state of drag racing in the United States to Porsche’s role in F1 and their upcoming IPO, from internship programs with race teams and series to the return of Van Dieman, it is all here. I … Read more

Business of Motorsport for August 05, 2022-Tales From the Piranha Club

Business of Motorsport for August 05, 2022-Tales From the Piranha Club

Ron Dennis once described Formula 1 to new team owner Eddie Jordan as “The Piranha Club” and it certainly seems like that description fits the business of motorsport as a whole these days. Not only was Alex Palou named to different teams for next year’s Indycar season but, unbelievably, the same thing has happened in … Read more

Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup for July 21, 2022

Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup for July 21, 2022

This week in the Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup there is news on Extreme E coming to the Forza franchise, what “Active Reset” could mean for iRacing, qualifying for the 2023 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup and more. Extreme E has entered into a partnership with the Forza franchise so it now has the … Read more

Business of Motorsport for July 15, 2022-Indycar Resurgence

Business of Motorsport for July 15, 2022

There is a lot to digest in this week’s Business of Motorsport. I look at the infamous Indycar “Split” and how the series is recovering and growing, the growth of the F1 brand, NASCAR racing on the streets of Chicago, racetrack good news and bad news and more. I also look as usual at the … Read more

The Business of Motorsport for July 7, 2022

The Business of Motorsport for July 7, 2022

This week’s Business of Motorsport is packed with news and views from around the world of motorsport. This week’s edition features everything from how Ducati is using their experience in developing their MotoE bike to contribute to the design of their production bikes, whether F1’s popularity will make it more attractive to sports bettors, and … Read more

Sustainable Motorsport Roundup for July 2, 2022-Our Eclectic Future

Sustainable Motorsport Roundup for July 2, 2022-Our Eclectic Future

In the Sustainable Motorsport Roundup this week I have some great sustainable motorsport information and insight for you. From Formula 1 updating us on the progress of their sustainability initiatives to Jim Glickenhaus’ hydrogen-powered sports cars to the new Ducati MotoE bike, there is a lot of exciting news to digest. That includes Sebastian Vettel … Read more

The Business of Motorsport for June 24, 2022-Managing a Different Kind of Crash

The Business of Motorsport for June 24, 2022

This week in The Business of Motorsport I touch on everything from racing calendar challenges and opportunities, the impact of the crypto crash on sports sponsorships to how one sports car manufacturer manages multiple sports car programs. All this plus the usual motorsport sponsorship news and the latest motorsport industry movers and shakers. Motorsport Industry … Read more

The Sustainable Motorsport Roundup for May 21, 2022-New Electric Porsche Hits the Track

The Sustainable Motorsport Roundup for May 21, 2022

If you are looking for the latest news on Sustainable Motorsport, you have come to the right place! In the Sustainable Motorsport Roundup, I curate news and developments related to what is happening in sustainable motorsport today. This week’s roundup is a perfect example of news on the rapid developments in sustainable motorsport that you … Read more

Business of Motorsport for May 6, 2022-VW Finally Confirms F1

Business of Motorsport for May 6, 2022

In this week’s Business of Motorsport, I cover everything from Porsche and Audi going to F1 to why motorsport has not been sharing in the sports betting boom. I look at the organization behind the Miami Grand Prix, Suzuki’s MotoGP exit, series and team sponsorship deals, a new track in Tennessee and more motorsport industry … Read more

Sustainable Motorsport Roundup for April 30, 2022-Gen3 Is Here

Sustainable Motorsport Roundup for April 30, 2022

Clearly the major news in sustainable motorsport was the unveiling of Formula E’s Gen3 race car in Monte Carlo this week. While it deserves the headlines for its impressive technological capabilities, there were other significant sustainable motorsport news developments announced. Indycar has announced some substantial initiatives, the World Rally Championship and Formula 1 have also … Read more

Business of Motorsport Roundup for April 29, 2022

Business of Motorsport for April 29, 2022

There are a lot of developments in the Business of Motorsport again this week. I have a look at the newly released Gen3 Formula E car and the effect that Mercedes leaving the series has had on Formula E plus details of the Vancouver race cancellation, news on the effect that the Miami Grand Prix … Read more

Sustainable Motorsport Round-Up for March 12, 2022-Super Formula Explores Sustainability and More

Sustainable Motorsport Round-Up for March 12, 2022

This week the Sustainable Motorsport Round-Up is full of exciting sustainable motorsport developments. I look at what is happening in Japan’s Super Formula and America’s NASCAR, desert rally raid racing, the World Rally Championship, MotoE and GT racing. I also bring you news on developments with Porsche’s eFuel initiative, sustainable natural fibre as a replacement … Read more

Sustainable Motorsport Round-Up for February 26, 2022-Hydrogen Fueled Motorsport and More

Sustainable Motorsport Round-Up for February 26, 2022

This week in the Sustainable Motorsport Round-Up are a number of positive developments in Extreme E and ETCR, F1’s unwavering sustainability commitment, a bold move by Mazda and a high performance hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engine. While I try to stay focused on sustainable motorsport, I do veer off the path once in a while to … Read more

Sustainable Motorsport Round-Up for February 19, 2022

Sustainable Motorsport Round-Up for February 19, 2022

This week on the Sustainable Motorsport Round-Up I look at why McLaren are racing in Extreme E, the fascinating Fangio Hypercar, Lamborghini’s plans for synthetic fuel and the new 2022 Extreme E tire. All that plus a look at some interesting developments in sustainable aviation and more. It was a surprise to some that McLaren … Read more

Sustainable Motorsport Round-Up for February 12, 2022 – The Sustainable Championships Index and More

Sustainable Motorsport Round-Up for February 12, 2022

This week on the Sustainable Motorsport Round-Up I look at the newly released Sustainable Championships Index, Extreme E’s Season 1 Sustainability Report, and some Formula E and ERA Championship news. A new report, the Sustainable Championships Index (SChI) has been released and while Formula E tops the racing series sustainability rankings, F1 comes in at … Read more