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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

Why Formula 1 Is Not As Popular As You Think

Formula 1 Drive to Survive

Why Formula 1 is not as popular as you think would be a counterintuitive argument that goes against everything you have read since Drive to Survive burst onto the scene. This week you will find out how not everything is at it seems. I also have news on how Formula E is growing in popularity, … Read more

Liberty Acquires MotoGP Commercial Rights

MotoGP

Liberty Media has acquired the commercial rights to MotoGP which means they now own the commercial rights to two global motorsport franchises. It is the headline story in this week’s Business of Motorsport Roundup. I also have details on the financial boost that Las Vegas received from their inaugural Grand Prix, IndyCar’s ongoing attempts at … Read more

Battle for the Long Beach Grand Prix

Long Beach Grand Prix

There is a battle for control of the Long Beach Grand Prix between IndyCar and NASCAR and this week it is part of the Business of Motorsport. Also, this week you will find news on how the Las Vegas Grand Prix is planning changes for 2024, why the FIA President feels people are attacking him … Read more

FIA & iRacing Work to Grow Grassroots Motorsport

FIA iRacing Grassroots Motorsport

The FIA and iRacing are working to grow grassroots motorsport by making available 12-month promotional codes to all ASNs (national associations) that they can offer to their members. The plan is that by offering a low-cost and easily accessible route into grassroots motor sport, sim racers may potentially move on to real-life competition. This is … Read more

The Appeal and Complication of Street Races

Baku F1 Street Race

The appeal and complication of street races in F1, IndyCar and NASCAR are just part of what is included in this week’s Business of Motorsport. I also have news of fans’ increasing boredom with F1, Formula E’s look to Asia for expansion and when will motorsport be truly representative? The Motorsport Law Roundup is packed … Read more

How Competitive Imbalance Could Impact F1’s Investment Potential

United States Grand Prix

How competitive imbalance could impact F1’s investment potential is the headline this week as Max Verstappen looks to be continuing his winning ways. How will this affect both how the series is perceived as well as its ultimate financial potential? That is just one of the topics covered in this week’s Business of Motorsport. I … Read more

Landmark Motorsport Legal Ruling Brings Clarity to 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Controversy

2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

In this week’s Motorsport Law Roundup, I delve into how a significant legal ruling in motorsport may shed light on the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix controversy. Furthermore, I explore its potential application to the Felipe Massa case. Additionally, I analyze the ramifications of Lewis Hamilton’s contract with Ferrari, delve into Michael Andretti’s response to … Read more

Drivers Impressed by IndyCar’s Plans for the Future

Indycar Iowa

After a meeting between a select elite IndyCar drivers and series executives, the drivers walked away impressed with IndyCar’s plans for the future. In other business of motorsport this week you will get an update on Ford’s F1 plans, the importance of Porsche’s one-make series and the legend that is Ann Bradshaw. All this and … Read more

Second Annual Sustainable Championships Index is Released

Pau Grand Prix

The second annual Sustainable Championships Index has been released and you get the details on who leads the pack and how you can download your copy this week. You will also find out how the Pau Grand Prix plans to reboot for a more sustainable event in 2025, why a hydrogen combustion engine may come … Read more

Civil War at the Nurburgring

Nurburgring

A civil war is brewing at the iconic Nurburgring as two rival organizers battle to put on endurance races at the famed circuit. This is just part of this week’s Business of Motorsport. You will also find out about the continuing soap opera that is the current FIA, why not all businesses are happy about … 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

Extreme H Completes Shakedown of Its Hydrogen Prototype

Extreme H

In a significant move for hydrogen in motorsport, Extreme H has completed the shakedown of its hydrogen prototype race car and I have details. You will also learn about how hydrogen may fit into F1’s future, the third car for the new all-electric STCC and how Formula Regional Oceania is now powered by synthetic fuels. … 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

Is the FIA Fit for Purpose?

Is the FIA Fit for Purpose?

Is the FIA fit for purpose? That is what a number of people are asking, especially after this week and it is all part of the Business of Motorsport this week. I also bring you details of MotoGP’s new American team and their expansion plans, why Formula E is not instituting a salary cap and … 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

Why a Billion Dollar F1 Team is a Sports Bargain

Why a Billion Dollar F1 Team is a Sports Bargain

This week you will learn why some think that a billion-dollar F1 team is a sports investment bargain. It’s all part of the Business of Motorsport. I also bring you details on why the FIA is willing to butt heads with Liberty Media, NASCAR’s new Netflix deal and the state of athlete investing (with some … Read more

A Battle of Wills in Formula 1

FIA vs Liberty Media

It is no FISA-FOCA war but there appears to be a growing battle of wills in Formula 1 between the FIA on one side and Liberty Media and the F1 teams on the other. This week I bring some examples of the brewing conflict. I also bring you the latest F1 team valuations, inside a … Read more

The Future of Sustainable Motorsport is Eclectic

Lancia Delta Evo-e RX

The future of sustainable motorsport is eclectic and in reading this week’s edition of the Sustainable Motorsport Roundup, you will understand why. From hydrogen powered prototype racers, biofuel-powered Rally Raid race cars, electric touring cars to an incredible tribute to the iconic Lancia Delta, it just goes to show that the technologies powering the future … 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