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Vegas Boosts Liberty Media’s Record F1 Revenue

Las Vegas Grand Prix Liberty Media

The Las Vegas Grand Prix was a factor in boosting Liberty Media’s F1 revenue in 2023 as it soared 23% over 2022. The numbers and analysis are part of the Business of Motorsport this week. In Motorsport Legal news, while Christian Horner is absolved by Red Bull, questions remain about the transparency of the investigation. … Read more

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

The Greenest Team on the Greenest Grid

Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for November 19, 2021

The greenest team on the greenest grid. That’s how Envision Racing describes themselves and this week you will find out why. I also have analysis of Saudi Arabia’s involvement in electric motorsport, a technical analysis of a hydrogen combustion race engine and a test drive of the Porsche GT4 e-Performance. All this plus much more … Read more

NASCAR Builds on 2023 Momentum

NASCAR Daytona 500

NASCAR is building on their 2023 momentum as they go into the Daytona 500 this weekend and it is all part of this week’s Business of Motorsport. I also highlight questions over F1’s Super Bowl strategy, the rise of online betting sponsors in F1, IMSA’s Innovation Technology Forum and intellectual property protection in motorsport. All … Read more

NXT Gen Cup Races On a Bigger Stage

NXT Gen Cup

The NXT Gen Cup electric touring car series will be racing on a bigger stage in 2024 as they will be supporting both Formula E and the DTM. This is a huge move for the series and the visibility will give young racers interested in sustainable motorsport a viable option to move up the electric … 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

The Quarkus P3 and Sustainable Motorsport Innovation

Quarkus P3

This week, delve into the Quarkus P3 and their assault on the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, a prime illustration of the continuous innovation thriving in sustainable motorsport. Whether it’s conquering Pikes Peak or braving the challenges of the Dakar Rally, the relentless drive for innovation remains the cornerstone of motorsport, especially as it confronts sustainability … 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

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

Honda Consolidates Its Motorsport Operations

Honda Racing USA

As Honda finalizes its rebranding of Honda Performance Development, the announcement that it will be involved in the development of the next Honda F1 engine may cause IndyCar even more reason for concern. It is all part of the Business of Motorsport this week. I also have a look at who really made money from … 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

Sustainable Motorsport and its Open-Ended Future

Brink Motorsport

This week you will find many examples of sustainable motorsport’s open-ended future, from hydrogen to battery electric to sustainable eFuels and carbon offsets. In addition to the future, you will learn about what is happening right now. How about turning a Tesla Model 3 into a competitive racer? Or a racing series that is carbon … 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

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

Pushing the Envelope of Sustainable Motorsport

Le Pinacle

This week we are pushing the envelope of Sustainable Motorsport as I showcase an interesting single-seater concept that uses synthetic fuel but is battery-free. I also highlight the first ever electric motorcycle podium finish at Circuit of The Americas, McLaren’s trial of recycled carbon fibre, and how IndyCar is racing to be green. All this … Read more

FIA Approve Andretti Global but Teams Stand in their Way to the F1 Grid

Andretti Global Logo

The FIA has approved Andretti Global to join the F1 grid, but the teams are standing in their way. How we came to this and why is part of this week’s Business of Motorsport. I also look at the blockbuster rumors of Apple buying F1 broadcast rights, IndyCar and NASCAR’s 2024 schedules, MotoGP on a … Read more

Have We Reached Peak F1 Popularity?

Formula 1 Management

Have we reached peak F1 popularity? That is the hypothesis of a recent study that has analyzed the decline of F1 in social media and you will find the details, as well as F1’s response, as part of this week’s Business of Motorsport. There is also more F1 news including the status of the candidates … Read more

Honda Consolidates all Motorsport Activity into Honda Racing Corporation

Honda Racing Corporation

Honda has consolidated all their motorsport activity, including the US-based Honda Performance Development (HPD) into Honda Racing Corporation. What this could imply is in today’s Business of Motorsport Roundup. I also have more on the ongoing quest of Michael Andretti to join the F1 grid, the continuing saga of Felipe Massa’s legal quest for the … Read more

IndyCar is On a Roll

IndyCar

IndyCar is on a roll as they enter new media negotiations on the back of their best viewing numbers since 2016. It’s all part of this week’s Business of Motorsport. I also look at the two new racing teams that made Forbes’ list of the World’s 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams, the possible return of … Read more