How do I become a race driver

The Importance of Building a Team Around You

DeForce Racing

This week on the Driver Development Roundup you will learn about the importance of building a quality team around you to assist you in reaching your motorsport goals. You will also find out about a new career advancement program from an IndyCar winner, the identity of the 2024 Porsche Junior and the 3 winners of … Read more

The Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Talent Pool Assessment

Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Talent Pool Assessment

This week I bring you details on the first ever Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Talent Pool Assessment as Porsche looks to develop the next group of Porsche race drivers in the region. I also bring you an update from the fourth annual Spec MX-5 Shootout and the 2023 FIA Rally Star initiative. All this and … Read more

The Costs of Racing

Racing Helmet

This week, The Business of Being a Race Driver focuses on the costs of racing. Specifically, on getting to and racing in F1, Indycar or sportscars. I feature a trifecta of videos from Enzo Mucci outlining what it costs to race in these various series and what you can do to help yourself get there. … Read more

A Chance to Race LMP3 for 5000 Euros

LMP3 Race Car

A chance to race LMP3 for €5000 is just one of the driver development opportunities you will find in this week’s Driver Development Roundup. You will also find information on the Fiesta Junior Championship Scholarship, Team BRIT’s exciting Racing in America program for disabled drivers, and how you can benefit from participating in either the … Read more

The Many Emerging Paths to Race Driver Development

2023 Prodigy Week Podium

This week you will learn about the many emerging paths to race driver development as the sport embraces exciting new ways to develop race drivers. From a sim racing competition that results in a real-world race drive to an electric karting series that is working to enable a 1000-fold increase in motorsport participation, there are … Read more

Racing Scholarship News & More

Tony Quinn Foundation Shootout

This week I bring you news from several racing scholarship programs, race series and more opportunities that are available for you to make your racing dreams a reality. From sim racing to the world-renowned Skip Barber Racing School racing series, you will find information on any number of ways you can compete on track. Find … Read more

The Many Paths to Race Driver Development

LMP3 Race Car

This week’s Driver Development Roundup looks at the many paths to race driver development. I feature several series, events and drivers who explain how they are approaching the development of their racecraft and careers. All this in this week’s edition of the Driver Development Roundup on Motorsport Prospects. With the top classes of the FIA … Read more

Another Race Driver Scholarship Opportunity

Dragon Sport

A new race driver scholarship opportunity is just one of the highlights in this week’s Driver Development Roundup. I also feature details on the new F1 Academy grassroots development series, NASCAR’s recent race combine that is looking to increase the diversity of those racing in the series and the winner of the 2023 edition of … Read more

Mazda Motorsports Announces MX-5 Shootout Nominees

Mazda Motorsports MX-5 Shootout

This week in race driver development news I have details on Mazda Motorsports’ MX-5 Shootout nominees in both Spec MX-5 and Mazda MX-5 Cup. I also have details on the relaunch of Formula FARA, the new scholarships in American F4 and Formula Regional and the launch of the NASCAR Drivers Recruitment Program in Europe. All … Read more

An Opportunity for Young Canadian Race Drivers and More

Road To Racing Canada Logo

This week I introduce an opportunity for young Canadian race drivers in addition to more driver development news and inspiration. I also have the latest news from Shift Up Now, FIA Girls on Track UK and the Richard Mille Young Talent Academy. I also present a question for you, are you really giving it your … Read more

Funding Your Motorsport Future with Sponsorship Guides and Courses

Funding Your Future

This week I look at funding your motorsport future with sponsorship guides and courses. Best of all, I have a way for you to save some of your hard-earned money with an exclusive course coupon code. I also provide an answer to the provocative question as to whether branding is still essential, and why you … Read more

Race Driver Scholarships and More Development Program News

Racecraft & Driver Development Roundup for July 25, 2022

This week’s Driver Development Roundup is packed with new race driver scholarships you can apply for as well as a healthy dose of race driver development news. I also have news about the Spec MX-5 class, why driving different types of race cars will help in your driver development growth and whether you’ve got what … Read more

Five Things You Need to Get to Formula 1

Liam Lawson

This week you will learn the five things you need to get to Formula 1 from somebody who knows what they are talking about. In addition to getting to Formula 1 you will also learn about some sim racing to real-life racing opportunities, how an F1 Academy team is run and why the new 2024 … Read more

Formula 1 Forges a Deeper Connection with F1 Academy

F1 Academy Class of 2023

Formula 1 has forged a deeper connection with its F1 Academy program as the series has announced a stepped-up relationship with the female driver development program. In addition to the F1 Academy, I bring you details on who is driving in which F1 Young Driver program. It’s all Formula 1 in this week’s edition of … Read more

How to Become a Race Driver

Cosworth Steering Wheel

Details on how to become a race driver starts off this week’s Driver Development Roundup as I feature a great video that gives you a taste of what to expect. I also look at the role that the Feed Racing school in France played in the burgeoning career of a Team Canada Scholarship winner and … Read more

Hixon Motor Sports Launches Driver Development Program

Hixon Motorsports Driver Development Program

The new Hixon Motor Sports Driver Development Program highlights this week’s edition of the Driver Development Roundup. I also have news on the Motorsport UK Academy 2023 Young Driver of the Year, NASCAR reviewing the age requirements of their series as well as the state of play for women in motorsport. All this and more … Read more

The Truth About Getting to F1

Zak O’Sullivan

The truth about getting to F1 is one of the topics in this week’s Driver Development Roundup. I also cover the release of the More Than Equal report on female participation in motorsport, how F1 driver academies work and the launch of the F1 Academy’s Discover Your Drive program. All this and more in this … Read more

The 6 Skills That Motorsport Athletes Need to Succeed

Motorsport Athlete on Podium

What are the 6 skills that motorsport athletes need to succeed? You will learn what they are in this week’s edition of the Driver Development Roundup. I also bring you details on how applications are now open for the FIA’s Girls on Track – Rising Stars program, how to start racing later in life, an … Read more

The More Cars You Drive the Better Driver You Will Be

Wayne Taylor Racing Acura

The more cars you drive, the better driver you’ll be. That is the advice that former F2 driver and current IMSA GTP driver Louis Delétraz recommends and this week you will find out why. In addition to this advice, you will learn about an innovative new driver funding scheme, the mission of driver development organization … Read more

The Crucial Role of Self-Belief in the Development of Race Drivers

Lamborghini Squadra Corse

Self-Belief plays a crucial role in the development of race drivers and in this edition of the Driver Development Roundup you will learn why. I also have news on driver development programs from Hyundai and Lamborghini Squadra Corse, how Legends cars build NASCAR champions and the youth-oriented Rally of the Ages. All this and more … Read more