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Could F1-FIA Détente Revive Andretti’s F1 Aspirations?

Michael and Mario Andretti

Could the recently announced F1-FIA détente revive Michael Andretti’s F1 aspirations? That is just one of the topics covered in this week’s Business of Motorsport. I also cover the latest MotoGP calendar news, why the WRC is targeting America and how the Fair Use doctrine may come to the defense of Guenther Steiner. It’s all … Read more

Scandal at Penske and Chaos at Red Bull

Team Penske

The Business of Motorsport this week has been dominated by scandal at Penske and chaos at Red Bull as both teams’ grapple with various controversies that threaten to derail their future racing plans. In addition to that I have news on a “revolutionary” proposal for the entry of new F1 teams, why one team boss … Read more

The Web3 Journey of McLaren Racing

McLaren Racing Web3

The Web3 journey of McLaren Racing is just one of the topics covered in this week’s Business of Motorsport Roundup. While you may think that NFTs have faded away, McLaren are demonstrating that done right, they can be a marketing success. In addition to McLaren’s Web3 journey I look at the cost of the Las … Read more

The 2023 Formula 1 Power List is Out

2023 Formula 1 Power

The 2023 Formula 1 Power List is out and in this week’s Business of Motorsport you will find out who is on top, who has dropped and who is new to the list. I also feature news about the Canadian and Miami Grands Prix, IndyCar and NASCAR expansion plans, a new book on the future … Read more

How the Canadian Grand Prix Has Persevered All These Years

Canadian Grand Prix

This week I feature a great article on how the Canadian Grand Prix has persevered all these years. In typical Canadian fashion, the race has quietly become one of the most popular races on the calendar. In addition to this, this week’s edition of the Business of Motorsport is jam-packed due to my being away … Read more

Honda Makes Surprising Reversal in F1 and Other Intriguing Motorsport Developments

Invicta Virtuosi Racing

Honda making a surprising reversal in F1 highlights this week’s Business of Motorsport Roundup as I cover that and other intriguing motorsport developments. I also look at whether the AlphaTauri F1 team is or is not for sale, what it is like running the “greatest spectacle in racing,” the possibility of the return of A1 … Read more

Who Will Be Powering F1 in 2026 and More Business of Motorsport News

Audi F1 Airbox

Who will be powering F1 in 2026 is becoming clearer as the FIA have released the list of registered power unit manufacturers for the 2026-2030 period. Two questions have been raised namely, where is Porsche and what is Honda up to? In addition to these F1 developments, I bring you the costs that Grand Prix … Read more

FIA Formally Open to New F1 Team Applications

F1 Cars on the Grid

As the FIA formally open the process to new F1 team applications, there is the potential that the next few years can see the biggest change to the F1 grid since 2010. It’s all part of a busy week in the Business of Motorsport. Amongst an apparent growing rift between the FIA, Liberty Media and … 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

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

How Formula 1 Divides Revenue Amongst Teams and More

F1 Grid

This week in the Business of Motorsport, I bring you an analysis by Racing News365 of how Formula 1 revenues get divided amongst the teams. In addition to that, there are details on increased F1 viewership in the United States, a potential sale of the DTM, and whether MotoGP is reaching its limits. I also … Read more

Las Vegas Goes All Out as Crypto Crashes

Las Vegas Grand Prix Grandstands

With the announcement that Wynn Las Vegas is offering a $1 million package for the Las Vegas Grand Prix in the midst of a cryptocurrency sports sponsorship meltdown, it has been an interesting week in the Business of Motorsport. In addition to grandstands on the Strip, I look at the support for the upcoming Detroit … 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 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

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