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How Racing Simulators Can Reduce Motorsport’s Carbon Footprint

Dynisma

This week you will find out how racing simulators can reduce motorsport’s carbon footprint. I also bring you the details of Phase 2 of the FIA’s hydrogen development plan, synthetic fuel news and analysis and footwear created with motorsport industry waste. It’s all in this week’s edition of the Sustainable Motorsport Roundup on Motorsport Prospects. … Read more

More Uncertainty Over Audi F1 Bid

Audi F1 Airbox

More uncertainty is clouding the Audi F1 bid as yet another top-level executive leaves the manufacturer. Whether they continue with their F1 plans or not is part of this week’s edition of the Business of Motorsport. I also look at the finances of F1 and the teams that race in it, NASCAR’s new breed of … 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

Sim to Reality

Jimmy Broadbent

Sim to Reality is a popular phrase these days as once again this week you will see how sim racing and real-world motorsport are feeding off each other. From the launch of Part 2 of the Prodigy Racing League to the use of simulators in Formula 1, there are plenty of examples of how sim … Read more

F1 Rejects Andretti-Cadillac F1 Bid

Andretti Cadillac F1

It was a week of bombshell news in motorsport as F1 formally rejected the Andretti-Cadillac F1 bid, while Lewis Hamilton has made a shock move to Ferrari for the 2025 season. In other Business of Motorsport news, NASCAR hopes that their new Netflix series will bring in new fans, MotoGP loses its Argentinian race, IMSA … Read more

Are Street Circuits Counter-Productive in F1?

Madrid Grand Prix Track

With the announcement that the Spanish Grand Prix will move to a street circuit in Madrid, some are wondering if street circuits are counterproductive to what Formula 1 is trying to accomplish, especially with the new rules in 2026. In other business of motorsport news, Formula 1 introduces possibly the worst team name in its … Read more

Saudi Arabia Go All in on Electric Racing

Electric 360

Saudi Arabia, through its Public Investment Fund, has made a huge investment in electric racing and this highlights a busy week in sustainable motorsport. In addition to the PIF investment I have details on why Maserati and Andretti Global have chosen to race in Formula E, Audi’s awesome hybrid Dakar challenger and the importance of … 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

Why Privateers Should be Encouraged in Sportscar Racing

Porsche Privateer Hypercar

Manufacturer support in motorsport often goes through boom-and-bust cycles and it is for this reason that Porsche Motorsport’s vice president Thomas Laudenbach warns that privateers should be treated well. It is all part of a very quiet Business of Motorsport this week. Also covered in this week’s edition of BoM is how F1 navigated itself … 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

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

How One Race Team is Measuring its Environmental Impact

Nissan Formula E Team

This week you will see how one race team is measuring its environmental impact as part of their sustainable motorsport activities. You will also get details on AVL’s new hydrogen ICE, Lucas di Grassi’s views on the new F1 power unit for 2026 and the updates to the 2024 Audi RS Q e-tron. All this … 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

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

Alpine F1 Attracts More Superstar Investors

Alpine F1

This week I bring you details of how the Alpine F1 team is attracting yet more superstar investors, athletes who all want to be a part of the business of motorsport. I also bring you up to date on who the most marketable motorsport athletes are, the latest decisions of the FIA World Motor Sport … Read more