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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

Inside the McLaren Technology Centre, Germans in NASCAR, and More Business of Motorsport News

McLaren Technology Centre

An inside tour of the McLaren Technology Centre is just one of the highlights of this week’s Business of Motorsport News Roundup column. In addition to that I have an update on Ford in F1, Michael Andretti’s plans for an F1 team, Porsche Motorsport’s grand ambitions for 2023, Red Bull Racing terminating a crypto sponsor … 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

Legal Judgements, Vegas, Diversity and More in this Week’s Business of Motorsport

Las Vegas Grand Prix Paddock

This week’s Business of Motorsport has all kinds of interesting developments that makes the business of motorsport endlessly fascinating. From legal judgements, Vegas paddock facilities, and debates on diversity and inclusion, the width and breadth of what goes on off the track is on full display. I also have the latest motorsport deals, team news, … Read more

Idle Rumors and Speculation in Formula 1

By Benh LIEU SONG (Flickr) - Hong Kong Harbour Night 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=82284212

Idle rumors and speculation in Formula 1 are part of the package in this week’s Business of Motorsport. From rumors of mysterious investors in a new Formula 1 team to speculation on the next moves of a spurned manufacturer, it is all here this week. In addition to all that I have solid news from … Read more

F1 Launches Driver Development Initiatives Plus Program News from Porsche & Honda

2023 Honda Performance Development Driver Program

Formula 1 has finally launched some young driver development initiatives that will hopefully encourage more young drivers to enter the sport and in this week’s Driver Development & Racecraft News Roundup, I have all the details. I also look at the new driver development programs that Porsche North America has announced as well as the … Read more

Why Ferrari Needs F1 and More Business of Motorsport News

Why Ferrari Needs F1 and More Business of Motorsport News

Ferrari is a great example of how a sports car manufacturer leverages the power of motorsport to sell more cars. This is just one of the stories covered in this week’s Business of Motorsport Roundup. I also bring you informed opinion on the legality of driver contracts, new and resurrected racetracks, the riskiest sports sponsorship … Read more

Business of Motorsport for October 14, 2022

Justina Williams

If you were as mesmerized, horrified and otherwise bemused by the trainwreck that was Rich Energy’s sponsorship of the Haas F1 team in 2019 as I was, then this edition of the Business of Motorsport is for you. If you are also curious about the state of mobile phone provider Rokit’s role in sports sponsorship, … Read more

Business of Motorsport for September 16, 2022

FIA Women in Motorsport Commission Monza 2022 Networking Event

This week in the Business of Motorsport I once again bring you news and developments from throughout the world of motorsport. I look at the recent FIA Women in Motorsport Commission networking event in Monza, what’s next for Red Bull Powertrains, the legal aspect of NFTs and the metaverse for sports brands, Ford’s motorsport plans … 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 Business of Motorsport for May 20, 2022

Theeba Motorsport Mercedes

The Business of Motorsport column is getting longer and longer each Friday as the motorsport business news shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, things are accelerating, with major developments in Formula E, Formula 1 and international sportscar racing. I also have some motorsport sponsorship updates, the latest Business of Running a Race Team … 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 for April 22, 2022-Supply Chain Issues and More

Business of Motorsport for April 22, 2022

Today’s Business of Motorsport could be considered Part Two of the Easter-delayed column I published on Monday. I have news from the worlds of Formula 1, Formula E, Indycar, NASCAR, NHRA, MotoGP and more. Hear from today’s movers and shakers, team owners and other motorsport professionals. I also bring you some of the latest sponsorship … Read more

Business of Motorsport for March 25, 2022-ESG Factors and Formula 1

Business of Motorsport for March 25, 2022

This week in the Business of Motorsport I discuss how ESG factors may influence Formula 1 in more ways than one, how Saudi Arabia is attempting to change through motorsport, the challenges facing Formula E’s Gen3 car, developments in motorsport sponsorship, general motorsport industry news and more. The one thing constant in motorsport, both on … Read more

Business of Motorsport for March 4, 2022-Unprecedented Times

Business of Motorsport for March 4, 2022

As I mentioned on Wednesday in my Motorsport Series News column, the Russian invasion of Ukraine is weighing heavily on a lot of us, making it sometimes difficult to focus on motorsport which is relatively insignificant when it comes to matters of life and death as a result of war. If you are able, one … Read more

Motorsport Series News for March 2, 2022

Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for October 18, 2021

It is admittedly difficult to focus on motorsport considering what is happening in the Ukraine but here are some motorsport series developments that occurred over the last week. Needless to say, motorsport tends to pale in significance when confronted by the ugly prospect of war but the Russian invasion of Ukraine has begun to directly … Read more

The Business of Motorsport for February 11, 2022 – Sponsorship, Sports Law and More

The Business of Motorsport News for February 11, 2022

The Business of Motorsport is really picking up steam as the 2022 season starts in earnest in various parts of the globe. Regardless of the series or the team, deals are being made and business plans are being executed with vigor. Here is just a sample of what has been happening in the last week. … Read more

Business of Motorsport News for January 14, 2022

Business of Motorsport News for January 14, 2022

It has often been said that motorsport is as much a business as it is a sport. While my “Business of Being a Race Driver” deals with those business aspects that a driver must deal with in their off-track time, the “Business of Motorsport” deals more with the industry as a whole be that track … Read more