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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 23, 2022

Diesel Beverages Sponsorship

I have another jam-packed Business of Motorsport for you this week. I cover everything from Red Bull Powertrain plans to the debate over Superlicense points, from the Porsche IPO to Ford’s motorsport plans, Aston Martin’s woes on and off the track and much more. I also have news on the latest motorsport sponsorship deals, the … Read more

Sustainable Motorsport Roundup for September 17, 2022

Prodrive Hunter

This week in the Sustainable Motorsport Roundup you will find some truly fascinating and exciting developments in the quest to make motorsport more sustainable. From the awesome biofuel Prodrive Hunter to Michelin and Goodyear’s work on sustainable racing tires, work continues apace in all sectors of motorsport. Whether it be electric motocross, software used for … 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 September 9, 2022

Van Diemen RF350

The Business of Motorsport just keeps getting bigger week after week and this week is no exception. From the state of drag racing in the United States to Porsche’s role in F1 and their upcoming IPO, from internship programs with race teams and series to the return of Van Dieman, it is all here. I … Read more

Business of Motorsport for August 26, 2022

Audi F1 Car

Once again the Business of Motorsport is bulging with news and developments in the world of racing. I cover everything from F1 developments with Audi, the exploding costs of F1 logistics, NASCAR’s improving TV numbers and issues with a controversial NASCAR sponsor. I also bring you the latest motorsport sponsorship deals, the business of running … Read more

The Business of Motorsport For August 19, 2022-Return of a Legend

The Business of Motorsport For August 19, 2022

This week in The Business of Motorsport, I look at the return of Brabham, the future of Formula E, how Porsche and Audi’s involvement in F1 could change the motorsport ecosystem, the increasing value of a NASCAR franchise and more. I also take a look at the latest motorsport sponsorship news, how various teams are … Read more

Sustainable Motorsport Roundup for August 06, 2022

Sustainable Motorsport Roundup for August 06, 2022

This week in the Sustainable Motorsport Roundup I feature a number of very cool news that you don’t want to miss. From the recent Formula E Innovation Summit to McLaren and Mercedes working to increase their sustainability, to the brand-new BMW M4 GT4 race car built with sustainable fibers, there are some fantastic developments. I … Read more

Business of Motorsport for August 05, 2022-Tales From the Piranha Club

Business of Motorsport for August 05, 2022-Tales From the Piranha Club

Ron Dennis once described Formula 1 to new team owner Eddie Jordan as “The Piranha Club” and it certainly seems like that description fits the business of motorsport as a whole these days. Not only was Alex Palou named to different teams for next year’s Indycar season but, unbelievably, the same thing has happened in … 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

The Business of Motorsport for July 7, 2022

The Business of Motorsport for July 7, 2022

This week’s Business of Motorsport is packed with news and views from around the world of motorsport. This week’s edition features everything from how Ducati is using their experience in developing their MotoE bike to contribute to the design of their production bikes, whether F1’s popularity will make it more attractive to sports bettors, and … 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 July 1, 2022-Lola is Back!

The Business of Motorsport for July 1, 2022-Lola is Back!

The big news in this week’s Business of Motorsport is the welcome return of Lola to the international motorsport scene. I also have news on F1’s new media rights deal in the United States, turmoil at a legendary Canadian racetrack, sponsorship news and my usual selection of how racing teams go about their business. All … Read more

Sustainable Motorsport Roundup for June 25, 2022-Green Is Not Boring

Sustainable Motorsport Roundup for June 25, 2022

The sustainable motorsport news has not stopped since my vacation and this week’s Sustainable Motorsport Roundup is packed with tons of news and developments. From the work that McLaren Racing are engaged in to develop a “circular F1 car” to the STCC transitioning to all-electric, the developments continue to accelerate. And if you think that … Read more

The Business of Motorsport for June 24, 2022-Managing a Different Kind of Crash

The Business of Motorsport for June 24, 2022

This week in The Business of Motorsport I touch on everything from racing calendar challenges and opportunities, the impact of the crypto crash on sports sponsorships to how one sports car manufacturer manages multiple sports car programs. All this plus the usual motorsport sponsorship news and the latest motorsport industry movers and shakers. Motorsport Industry … 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 Business of Motorsport for May 27, 2022

The Business of Motorsport for May 27, 2022

This week’s Business of Motorsport ranges far and wide across the motorsport spectrum. There is plenty of Formula 1 business news as usual, but I also bring you developments in motorsport related DAOs, the fine line to balance with cryptocurrency sponsorship, ORECA’s 100th race car, bringing motorsport back to New Orleans and more. As usual … 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