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F1 Teams Bicker over Andretti as Saudi Arabia Looks to Attract Teams to the Kingdom

Andretti Cadillac F1 Car

While F1 teams continue to bicker over the possible addition of Andretti-Cadillac to the grid, Saudi Arabia is looking to poach teams from Motorsport Valley in this week’s Business of Motorsport roundup. It is not just Andretti that wants to join the F1 circus either as two teams from Asia are also looking to join … Read more

Las Vegas Goes All Out as Crypto Crashes

Las Vegas Grand Prix Grandstands

With the announcement that Wynn Las Vegas is offering a $1 million package for the Las Vegas Grand Prix in the midst of a cryptocurrency sports sponsorship meltdown, it has been an interesting week in the Business of Motorsport. In addition to grandstands on the Strip, I look at the support for the upcoming Detroit … Read more

How Will Cryptocurrency Chaos Affect Sports Sponsorship?

Mercedes F1 FTX

As the cryptocurrency ecosystem stumbles from one calamity to the next, the sports industry is starting to ask itself, how will this cryptocurrency chaos affect sports sponsorship? This is just one of the topics discussed in this week’s Business of Motorsport. Updated with more information regarding the collapse of FTX and Crypro.com’s position on these … 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

Sustainable Motorsport Roundup for October 8, 2022

Hot Rodding 2.0

This week’s Sustainable Motorsport Roundup is full of innovation, excitement and surprises. From electric hot rodding to sustainable race tracks to electric single-seater club racing, the heart of racing now often beats to a sustainable drum. In addition to the developments in sustainable motorsport technology like the BMW i4 racing in the STCC next year, … 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 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

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 May 6, 2022-VW Finally Confirms F1

Business of Motorsport for May 6, 2022

In this week’s Business of Motorsport, I cover everything from Porsche and Audi going to F1 to why motorsport has not been sharing in the sports betting boom. I look at the organization behind the Miami Grand Prix, Suzuki’s MotoGP exit, series and team sponsorship deals, a new track in Tennessee and more motorsport industry … Read more

Business of Motorsport for March 4, 2022-Unprecedented Times

Business of Motorsport for March 4, 2022

As I mentioned on Wednesday in my Motorsport Series News column, the Russian invasion of Ukraine is weighing heavily on a lot of us, making it sometimes difficult to focus on motorsport which is relatively insignificant when it comes to matters of life and death as a result of war. If you are able, one … Read more