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Business of Motorsport for September 23, 2022

Diesel Beverages Sponsorship

I have another jam-packed Business of Motorsport for you this week. I cover everything from Red Bull Powertrain plans to the debate over Superlicense points, from the Porsche IPO to Ford’s motorsport plans, Aston Martin’s woes on and off the track and much more. I also have news on the latest motorsport sponsorship deals, the … 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 September 2, 2022

Business of Motorsport for September 2, 2022

In the Business of Motorsport this week I continue to look at Audi joining F1, offer speculation on what is happening with Porsche, explain how the CRB works, look at whether crypto sponsorship of sports properties is worth it and offer details on why the Vancouver Eprix never got off the ground. I also bring … Read more

Sustainable Motorsport Roundup for August 27, 2022-Sounds Exciting!

Toyota Yaris H2

This week in the Sustainable Motorsport Roundup I am talking about sustainable racetracks, flax race car panels and throaty American muscle car sounds in an EV. I also bring you news of a hydrogen-powered rally car, whether F1 can be powered by hydrogen, my occasional columns Every Little Bit Counts and Getting to the Track … Read more

Sustainable Motorsport Roundup for August 20, 2022-Next Generation Racing

NXT Gen Cup LRT NXT1 Race Car

This week in the Sustainable Motorsport Roundup I look at everything from a new concept for a more sustainable Formula 1 to an electric muscle car. Along the way I bring you details on the new F1 power unit, Brabham Automotive, the World eX Summit, green racing tires, sustainable luggage and more. So, let’s get … Read more

Business of Motorsport for August 12, 2022-Lessons From the Piranha Club

Eddie Jordan and Michael Schumacher

A few weeks ago, the Business of Motorsport brought you Tales from the Piranha Club. This week starts off with a few lessons from the same infamous “Piranha Club” where tales of competing contracts, broken promises and midnight deadlines abound. I also look at F1’s record second quarter results, Supercars boardroom news, Formula E’s formula … 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

Business of Motorsport for July 22, 2022

Business of Motorsport for July 22, 2022

This week in the Business of Motorsport news roundup there are all kinds of developments to digest. From the growth of Formula One since Liberty Media bought the commercial rights, to Indycar’s quest for a third engine supplier, to IMSA’s new look GTP class and how the concept evolved. I also sadly bring news of … 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

The Business of Motorsport for July 1, 2022-Lola is Back!

The Business of Motorsport for July 1, 2022-Lola is Back!

The big news in this week’s Business of Motorsport is the welcome return of Lola to the international motorsport scene. I also have news on F1’s new media rights deal in the United States, turmoil at a legendary Canadian racetrack, sponsorship news and my usual selection of how racing teams go about their business. All … Read more

Sustainable Motorsport Roundup for June 25, 2022-Green Is Not Boring

Sustainable Motorsport Roundup for June 25, 2022

The sustainable motorsport news has not stopped since my vacation and this week’s Sustainable Motorsport Roundup is packed with tons of news and developments. From the work that McLaren Racing are engaged in to develop a “circular F1 car” to the STCC transitioning to all-electric, the developments continue to accelerate. And if you think that … 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 June 10, 2022

The Business of Motorsport for June 10, 2022

This week in the Business of Motorsport I take you from bidding on F1 digital rights to cost cap issues and on to the reign of manufacturers in F1. I also look at the rise of Hyundai in motorsport, what Indycar really thinks of F1 in the US, a YouTube star drawing attention to the … Read more

Sustainable Motorsport Roundup for June 4, 2022-Fast and Green

Sustainable Motorsport Roundup for June 4, 2022

This week’s Sustainable Motorsport Roundup is full of interesting developments and news. McLaren and Mahindra are working on their Formula E plans for the future, F1 is working on regionalising their calendar, video of an awesome electric land speed record, electric ice racing and much more. My semi-regular Getting to the Track Sustainably segment is … Read more

The Business of Motorsport for June 3, 2022-Monaco, Money and Motorsport

The Business of Motorsport for June 3, 2022

This week in the Business of Motorsport, I take you behind the debate on the future of the Monaco Grand Prix, the resurgence of the Indy 500, long term plans for Formula 1, why some think that NASCAR’s business model must change and more business news from across the world of motorsport. I also look … Read more

The Sustainable Motorsport Roundup for May 28, 2022

The Sustainable Motorsport Roundup for May 28, 2022

This week in the Sustainable Motorsport Roundup, I bring you news of Indycar and Asian Super GT using sustainable fuel in 2023, Mission H24 hits the track in Imola, more reviews of Porsche’s electric GT4 race car, cool sustainable motorsport tech and more. I also bring you some ideas to make your flying more sustainable … Read more

The Business of Motorsport for May 27, 2022

The Business of Motorsport for May 27, 2022

This week’s Business of Motorsport ranges far and wide across the motorsport spectrum. There is plenty of Formula 1 business news as usual, but I also bring you developments in motorsport related DAOs, the fine line to balance with cryptocurrency sponsorship, ORECA’s 100th race car, bringing motorsport back to New Orleans and more. As usual … 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

Sustainable Motorsport Roundup for May 14, 2022-Racing & Reason Can Coexist

Sustainable Motorsport for May 14, 2022

This week in The Sustainable Motorsport Roundup, I bring you a deep dive into the new ERA Championship, look at how the Formula E Gen3 car evolved, discuss the issue of Formula 1 going all electric while bringing you some exciting sustainable motorsport technologies and more. I also look at Sebastian Vettel’s recent appearance on … Read more