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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

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

The Web3 Journey of McLaren Racing

McLaren Racing Web3

The Web3 journey of McLaren Racing is just one of the topics covered in this week’s Business of Motorsport Roundup. While you may think that NFTs have faded away, McLaren are demonstrating that done right, they can be a marketing success. In addition to McLaren’s Web3 journey I look at the cost of the Las … Read more

Alpine F1 Struggles Off-Track and On

Alpine F1 team

The Alpine F1 team is struggling on the track and off and you will find a lot of opinions on why in this week’s edition of the Business of Motorsport. I also look at why FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem is pressing ahead on new teams in F1 despite opposition, Toyota’s new sustainable WRC base … Read more

The 2023 Formula 1 Power List is Out

2023 Formula 1 Power

The 2023 Formula 1 Power List is out and in this week’s Business of Motorsport you will find out who is on top, who has dropped and who is new to the list. I also feature news about the Canadian and Miami Grands Prix, IndyCar and NASCAR expansion plans, a new book on the future … Read more

Is the Miami Grand Prix Good for F1 or Just Another FOMO Event?

Is the Miami Grand Prix Good for F1 or Just Another FOMO Event?

Is the Miami Grand Prix good for F1 or just another FOMO event? Opinion seems to be divided on this divisive race after only 2 years. In other business of motorsport news, I look at who can legally use the phrase “the greatest spectacle in racing,” a race team whose assets are for sale, the … Read more

Will Privateer Teams Be Priced Out of the Golden Age of Sports Car Racing?

World Endurance Championship Race Cars

Will privateer teams be priced out of the “Golden Age” of sports car racing? That is the fear of team owner Jim Glickenhaus who worries that the costs are just not sustainable for an independent. In addition to this, I look at the impact that Formula 1 is having on Las Vegas and Miami, IndyCar … Read more

Who Is in Charge of Formula 1?

Stefano Domenicali and Mohammed Ben Sulayem

Who is in charge of Formula 1? That should have a relatively straightforward answer but based on the back and forth this week between the FIA and Liberty Media, most fans and possibly the teams and Liberty Media themselves may not be quite so sure of the answer. In addition to the FIA/Liberty war of … Read more

Porsche & Ford in F1, Reviving Lola and What is Legally Considered an F1 Seat?

Porsche & Ford in F1, Reviving Lola and What is Legally Considered an F1 Seat?

This week in the Business of Motorsport Roundup I look at rumors of Ford and Porsche in F1, the revival of Lola and the legal definition of what is considered an F1 seat in a loan agreement signed by F1 driver Nyck de Vries. I also look at changes coming to this year’s Miami Grand … Read more

Business of Motorsport for July 29, 2022-Adieu Paul Ricard?

Business of Motorsport for July 29, 2022

In this week’s Business of Motorsport, I look at big changes at Porsche, the future of the French Grand Prix, the challenge facing NASCAR racing in the streets of Chicago, crypto sponsorship strategy and more. As usual I bring you the latest motorsport sponsorship deals, news from the teams, the latest movers & shakers, and … Read more

Business of Motorsport for May 13, 2022- The Highs and the Lows

Business of Motorsport for May 13, 2022

This week’s Business of Motorsport is filled with the highs and the lows of this ever-changing sport. I look at the highs and the lows of the Miami Grand Prix, Michael Andretti’s attempts to enter a team in Formula 1, the reasons behind the cancellation of the Vancouver ePrix and more. There is news about … 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 Roundup for April 29, 2022

Business of Motorsport for April 29, 2022

There are a lot of developments in the Business of Motorsport again this week. I have a look at the newly released Gen3 Formula E car and the effect that Mercedes leaving the series has had on Formula E plus details of the Vancouver race cancellation, news on the effect that the Miami Grand Prix … Read more

Business of Motorsport for April 18, 2022-The Litigation Issue

Business of Motorsport for April 18, 2022-The Litigation Issue

This week’s Business of Motorsport is once again jam packed with motorsport industry news, updates on the people that make it all happen, developments in the world of sponsorship, new team news and various motorsport-related legal developments. Motorsport Industry News Front Office Sports reports that the recently announced Las Vegas Grand Prix F1 race may … Read more