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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

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

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

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

Idle Rumors and Speculation in Formula 1

By Benh LIEU SONG (Flickr) - Hong Kong Harbour Night 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=82284212

Idle rumors and speculation in Formula 1 are part of the package in this week’s Business of Motorsport. From rumors of mysterious investors in a new Formula 1 team to speculation on the next moves of a spurned manufacturer, it is all here this week. In addition to all that I have solid news from … Read more

Business of Motorsport for October 28, 2022

Red Bull F1 Sponsors

This week the Business of Motorsport overflows once again with business news racers can use. While I cover the Audi-Sauber tie-up, the kerfuffle over the cost cap regulations and the success of the U.S. Grand Prix, the death of Dietrich Mateschitz reminds us that motorsport is run by human beings, and it is important to … 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 September 30, 2022

Nissan Z GT4

This week’s Business of Motorsport is the one for you if you want to know how the business of sponsorship works in Formula 1. Sponsorship Consultant Tim Silvey explains on the Last Lap Podcast how the nature of sponsorship in Formula 1 has evolved since 2007 and how it now encompasses more than just a … Read more

Business of Motorsport for September 16, 2022

FIA Women in Motorsport Commission Monza 2022 Networking Event

This week in the Business of Motorsport I once again bring you news and developments from throughout the world of motorsport. I look at the recent FIA Women in Motorsport Commission networking event in Monza, what’s next for Red Bull Powertrains, the legal aspect of NFTs and the metaverse for sports brands, Ford’s motorsport plans … Read more

Business of Motorsport for July 22, 2022

Business of Motorsport for July 22, 2022

This week in the Business of Motorsport news roundup there are all kinds of developments to digest. From the growth of Formula One since Liberty Media bought the commercial rights, to Indycar’s quest for a third engine supplier, to IMSA’s new look GTP class and how the concept evolved. I also sadly bring news of … Read more

Business of Motorsport for July 15, 2022-Indycar Resurgence

Business of Motorsport for July 15, 2022

There is a lot to digest in this week’s Business of Motorsport. I look at the infamous Indycar “Split” and how the series is recovering and growing, the growth of the F1 brand, NASCAR racing on the streets of Chicago, racetrack good news and bad news and more. I also look as usual at the … Read more

Sustainable Motorsport Roundup for July 2, 2022-Our Eclectic Future

Sustainable Motorsport Roundup for July 2, 2022-Our Eclectic Future

In the Sustainable Motorsport Roundup this week I have some great sustainable motorsport information and insight for you. From Formula 1 updating us on the progress of their sustainability initiatives to Jim Glickenhaus’ hydrogen-powered sports cars to the new Ducati MotoE bike, there is a lot of exciting news to digest. That includes Sebastian Vettel … Read more

The Business of Motorsport for June 10, 2022

The Business of Motorsport for June 10, 2022

This week in the Business of Motorsport I take you from bidding on F1 digital rights to cost cap issues and on to the reign of manufacturers in F1. I also look at the rise of Hyundai in motorsport, what Indycar really thinks of F1 in the US, a YouTube star drawing attention to the … Read more

Sustainable Motorsport Roundup for June 4, 2022-Fast and Green

Sustainable Motorsport Roundup for June 4, 2022

This week’s Sustainable Motorsport Roundup is full of interesting developments and news. McLaren and Mahindra are working on their Formula E plans for the future, F1 is working on regionalising their calendar, video of an awesome electric land speed record, electric ice racing and much more. My semi-regular Getting to the Track Sustainably segment is … Read more

The Business of Motorsport for June 3, 2022-Monaco, Money and Motorsport

The Business of Motorsport for June 3, 2022

This week in the Business of Motorsport, I take you behind the debate on the future of the Monaco Grand Prix, the resurgence of the Indy 500, long term plans for Formula 1, why some think that NASCAR’s business model must change and more business news from across the world of motorsport. I also look … Read more

The Sustainable Motorsport Roundup for May 28, 2022

The Sustainable Motorsport Roundup for May 28, 2022

This week in the Sustainable Motorsport Roundup, I bring you news of Indycar and Asian Super GT using sustainable fuel in 2023, Mission H24 hits the track in Imola, more reviews of Porsche’s electric GT4 race car, cool sustainable motorsport tech and more. I also bring you some ideas to make your flying more sustainable … Read more

The Business of Motorsport for May 20, 2022

Theeba Motorsport Mercedes

The Business of Motorsport column is getting longer and longer each Friday as the motorsport business news shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, things are accelerating, with major developments in Formula E, Formula 1 and international sportscar racing. I also have some motorsport sponsorship updates, the latest Business of Running a Race Team … Read more