Formula E

We Go Green with Sustainable Motorsport in 2023

Formula E DS Automobiles

We go green with sustainable motorsport in 2023 as Formula E starts their brand new Gen3 era while other series prepare for their sustainable futures. In addition to Formula E, I look at IndyCar’s hybrid testing developments, a hydrogen fuel-powered engine from Toyota, IMSA’s new biofuel and much more. All in this week’s Sustainable Motorsport … Read more

A New Era in Sustainable Motorsport

Wayne Taylor Racing 2023 Livery

From electric-powered fire trucks and sustainability-focused race teams at the Rolex 24 Hours to sustainably fueled MotoGP bikes, we are fully into a new era in sustainable motorsport. The Sustainable Motorsport Roundup has been tracking these developments for the last year and will continue to do so. This week I look at Michelin’s sustainable tire … 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

Sustainable Racing for the Next Generation

NXT Gen Cup on Track

The NXT Gen Cup is working hard to bill itself as sustainable racing for the next generation and they have made their first step towards this by announcing their 2023 calendar, details of which you can find in this week’s Sustainable Motorsport Roundup. In addition to this, I have details on the world’s first two-seater … Read more

F1 Teams Bicker over Andretti as Saudi Arabia Looks to Attract Teams to the Kingdom

Andretti Cadillac F1 Car

While F1 teams continue to bicker over the possible addition of Andretti-Cadillac to the grid, Saudi Arabia is looking to poach teams from Motorsport Valley in this week’s Business of Motorsport roundup. It is not just Andretti that wants to join the F1 circus either as two teams from Asia are also looking to join … Read more

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

Women in Motorsport, Books on Racecraft and More Race Driver Development News

Women in Motorsport, Books on Racecraft and More Race Driver Development News

Women in motorsport and a great book list on racecraft highlight this week’s Driver Development News & Racecraft Tips & Techniques Roundup. The question of how best to increase the participation of women in motorsport and develop them as drivers is a big part of this week’s Driver Development News & Racecraft Tips & Techniques … Read more

Electric Racing Expands its Reach and More Sustainable Motorsport News

Brink Motorsport Tesla Model 3

Electric racing has expanded its reach and as I demonstrate in this week’s Sustainable Motorsport Roundup, it’s not just Formula E anymore. People have been asking if anybody is racing a Tesla, and as you will see this week, they will be next year in the STCC. I also show you the strides that Zandvoort … 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

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

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

The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance is a Race Car to Its Core

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance

Porsche have been going out of their way to emphasize how the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance is a true race car to its core. In this week’s Sustainable Motorsport Roundup I bring you more reviews and details on this exciting electric race car and why people think they are right. I also bring you … Read more

Scalar Introduces the First All-Electric Amateur Touring Race Car

Scalar SCR1

Scalar Performance has introduced what they call the first all-electric amateur touring race car. It was introduced last week at SEMA and it is just one of the highlights in this edition of the Sustainable Motorsport Roundup. In addition to the announcement from Scalar, Ken Block explains what a challenge Electrikhana has been, the World … Read more

Sustainable Motorsport Roundup for October 29, 2022

Electrikhana

This week in the Sustainable Motorsport Roundup I bring yet more developments in the fast-paced world of sustainable motorsport. The Roundup looks at the state of EV racing in the United States, an all-electric Gymkhana race car, issues with Formula E’s new fast charging technology and much more. I also bring you details on a … Read more

Sustainable Motorsport Roundup for October 22, 2022

MotoE Bikes

Highlights from this week’s Sustainable Motorsport Roundup are hard to determine because there is so much going on, but here are just a few that you will read about this week. I feature an impressive motorsport STEM competition for schools, colleges, youth clubs and apprentices in the UK where teams learn how to retrofit petrol … Read more

Sustainable Motorsport Roundup for October 15, 2022

Entropy Racing

If you are a club racer or track day participant and you are wondering how you fit in with today’s emerging electrified racing scene, this edition of the Sustainable Motorsport Roundup is for you. There are some exciting developments and suggestions on how you can participate with an electric club racer as well as what … 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 October 7, 2022

Honda F1 Badging

This week, the Business of Motorsport offers up a few questions such as: Will Honda Return to F1? Will the FIA get out of their own way governing F1? Will more manufacturers join Supercars? Will the W Series finish out their 2022 season? These are just some of the questions dealt with in this week’s … Read more