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The Challenge of Achieving Sustainable Logistics in Motorsport

Sustainable Motorsport Logistics

The Sustainable Motorsport Roundup this week highlights the ongoing challenge of achieving sustainable logistics in motorsport. Though not impossible, these challenges are complex, with opinions divided—some believe progress is too slow, while others feel it’s being impeded. This edition also features a look at the FIA’s sustainability initiatives, the hurdles faced by Formula E, and … Read more

Anatomy of a Motorsport Sponsorship Deal

Anatomy of a Motorsport Sponsorship Deal

This week you will read about the anatomy of a motorsport sponsorship deal that details why the sponsor got involved and what they get out of it. I also have news about a possible return of Toyota to F1, the differences between owning an F1 and Indycar team and the latest motorsport sponsorship deals and … Read more

Demystifying Andretti Global’s Failed F1 Bid

Andretti Global

A deep dive demystifying Andretti Global’s failed F1 bid is just one of the topics covered in this week’s edition of the Business of Motorsport Roundup. I also look at how one race team was forced to withdraw from a series after the sanctioning body refused to approve their primary sponsor, the future of the … Read more

Arbitration Panel Clears Haas F1 of Contract Breach with Uralkali

Haas F1

A Swiss arbitration panel has cleared Haas F1 of breaching their contract with Nikita Mazepin sponsor Uralkali but must refund the portion of the sponsor fee attributable to the time after the contract was lawfully terminated. This is just one of the cases covered in this week’s Motorsport Law Roundup as part of the Business … Read more

IndyCar Goes All in With Fox

IndyCar

IndyCar has gone all in with FOX as a broadcast partner and I have the details and analysis in this week’s Business of Motorsport Roundup. I also have news on an iconic racetrack for sale, the latest sponsorship and team news and an intriguing look at potential anti-trust questions that Liberty Media may have to … Read more

Intense Negotiations Ongoing for F1 Concorde Agreement

FIA Place de la Concorde

Intense negotiations are ongoing for F1’s Concorde Agreement and this week’s Business of Motorsport will bring you up to speed. I also have news on the continuing debate over the future of the Monaco Grand Prix, Lola’s plans in Formula E and beyond, the future of Liberty and MotoGP and more motorsport-related legal news. All … Read more

The Business of F1 Happens at the Monaco Grand Prix

Monaco Grand Prix

Despite the rise of Singapore and Las Vegas, the business of Formula 1 happens at the Monaco Grand Prix and there is a whole lot of business to conduct as you will find out in this Business of Motorsport Roundup. Whether it’s the impressive poaching of an FIA official by Michael Andretti, debates over the … Read more

Porsche Supercup Kicks Off Their Season with eFuels

Porsche Supercup

The Porsche Supercup kicked off their 2024 season running on eFuels and I have the details this week. You will also learn about how Hansen Motorsport is continuing their push for sustainable sport, a hackathon sponsored by Google and Formula E and an electric race boat that flies above the water. All this and much … Read more

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

Hydrogen-Powered Ligier JS2 RH2 Completes 5,000km of Testing

Ligier JS2 RH2

The hydrogen-powered Ligier JS2 RH2 has completed 5,000km of endurance testing as part of their preparations for the era of hydrogen-powered racing at Le Mans. I have the details this week. I also have news on a new series that will help train motorsport engineers and that can accommodate sustainable propulsion technologies, a ground-breaking test … Read more

Andretti F1 Bid Gets Political

Mario Andretti at Capitol Hill

The Andretti F1 bid has gotten political as American politicians have begun questioning why Andretti Global was not granted an F1 grid slot. I have the details this week. I also have Roger Penske’s reaction to the Team Penske P2P scandal, Formula E’s growth plans and possible new manufacturers in MotoGP. It’s all part of … 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

Why Formula 1 Is Not As Popular As You Think

Formula 1 Drive to Survive

Why Formula 1 is not as popular as you think would be a counterintuitive argument that goes against everything you have read since Drive to Survive burst onto the scene. This week you will find out how not everything is at it seems. I also have news on how Formula E is growing in popularity, … Read more

PREMA Racing Joins IndyCar

Prema Racing

Crack European squad PREMA Racing is joining Indycar in 2025 and they have no illusions at how difficult the move will be. This is one of the major stories in this week’s Business of Motorsport. I also have details on Andretti Global’s new UK base, Formula E selling their 12th grid spot and why a … Read more

Formula E Making Gains On and Off the Track

2024 Formula E Tokyo E-Prix

Formula E is making gains on and off the track and this week you will find out how. I also have coverage of the first Formula E Sustainable Innovation Summit in Tokyo, details of the Forze Hydrogen Racing Team’s fuel cell and putting the all-electric Hyundai Ioniq 5 N eN1 Cup Car through its paces … Read more

Battle for the Long Beach Grand Prix

Long Beach Grand Prix

There is a battle for control of the Long Beach Grand Prix between IndyCar and NASCAR and this week it is part of the Business of Motorsport. Also, this week you will find news on how the Las Vegas Grand Prix is planning changes for 2024, why the FIA President feels people are attacking him … Read more

The Appeal and Complication of Street Races

Baku F1 Street Race

The appeal and complication of street races in F1, IndyCar and NASCAR are just part of what is included in this week’s Business of Motorsport. I also have news of fans’ increasing boredom with F1, Formula E’s look to Asia for expansion and when will motorsport be truly representative? The Motorsport Law Roundup is packed … Read more

Felipe Massa Goes Legal on F1

Felipe Massa

Felipe Massa has gone legal in his battle with the FIA and F1 over the disputed 2008 Singapore Grand Prix highlighting this week’s Motorsport Law Roundup. In the Business of Motorsport Roundup, I have details on the valuation of F1 teams, NASCAR’s NextGen plans and IndyCar team dissatisfaction with the Captain. All this and much … Read more

Synthetic Fuel Keeps Motorsport History Racing On

Synthetic fuel powered Bentley

Synthetic fuel keeps motorsport history racing on and this week you will see how. I will also take you to the Arctic with Porsche as they test their Porsche GT4 e-Performance in -20C weather, the continued trials of Formula E’s fast charging technology and more. It’s all in this week’s edition of the Sustainable Motorsport … Read more

How Competitive Imbalance Could Impact F1’s Investment Potential

United States Grand Prix

How competitive imbalance could impact F1’s investment potential is the headline this week as Max Verstappen looks to be continuing his winning ways. How will this affect both how the series is perceived as well as its ultimate financial potential? That is just one of the topics covered in this week’s Business of Motorsport. I … Read more