MotoGP

A New Era in Sustainable Motorsport

Wayne Taylor Racing 2023 Livery

From electric-powered fire trucks and sustainability-focused race teams at the Rolex 24 Hours to sustainably fueled MotoGP bikes, we are fully into a new era in sustainable motorsport. The Sustainable Motorsport Roundup has been tracking these developments for the last year and will continue to do so. This week I look at Michelin’s sustainable tire … Read more

An Invitation to Learn About Sustainable Motorsport

Seb Vettel Invitation Tee Shirt

Consider this week’s column an invitation to learn about sustainable motorsport. Inspired by Sebastian Vettel’s “Invitation” tee-shirt, if you were not aware of some of the ongoing developments in sustainable motorsport, this is a great introduction to the topic. I have information on everything from a hydrogen-powered motorsport-focused engine to how the Audi RS Q … Read more

How Formula 1 Divides Revenue Amongst Teams and More

F1 Grid

This week in the Business of Motorsport, I bring you an analysis by Racing News365 of how Formula 1 revenues get divided amongst the teams. In addition to that, there are details on increased F1 viewership in the United States, a potential sale of the DTM, and whether MotoGP is reaching its limits. I also … Read more

Can Carbon Offsetting Help Save Motor Racing?

FC1-X

Sky News took a ride with Paul Glass of Carbon Positive Motorsport to see if carbon offsetting can be part of the solution in reducing motorsport’s carbon footprint. The video they produced is a great introduction to the concept. In addition to carbon offsetting, this week’s edition of the Sustainable Motorsport Roundup includes an overview … 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

Sustainable Motorsport Roundup for October 29, 2022

Electrikhana

This week in the Sustainable Motorsport Roundup I bring yet more developments in the fast-paced world of sustainable motorsport. The Roundup looks at the state of EV racing in the United States, an all-electric Gymkhana race car, issues with Formula E’s new fast charging technology and much more. I also bring you details on a … 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 21, 2022

Porsche 911 GT3R

The Business of Motorsport is absolutely jam packed this week but here are a few highlights to look forward to: See how an iconic Las Vegas hotel is investing 1 billion dollars in preparation for the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix. Learn about the first and so far, only sports betting app dedicated entirely 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 October 7, 2022

Honda F1 Badging

This week, the Business of Motorsport offers up a few questions such as: Will Honda Return to F1? Will the FIA get out of their own way governing F1? Will more manufacturers join Supercars? Will the W Series finish out their 2022 season? These are just some of the questions dealt with in this week’s … 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

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

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

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

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

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

Sustainable Motorsport Roundup for April 23, 2022-Every Little Bit Counts

Sustainable Motorsport Roundup for April 23, 2022-Every Little Bit Counts

While it has been just a few days between editions of the Sustainable Motorsport Roundup this week, I still have a lot to share with you. From Toyota’s hydrogen-fueled Corolla to the sustainable blockchain, Eco-friendly racing tires, and Porsche Supercup and MotoGP sustainability plans, you will find it all here and more. I also give … Read more

Business of Motorsport for April 22, 2022-Supply Chain Issues and More

Business of Motorsport for April 22, 2022

Today’s Business of Motorsport could be considered Part Two of the Easter-delayed column I published on Monday. I have news from the worlds of Formula 1, Formula E, Indycar, NASCAR, NHRA, MotoGP and more. Hear from today’s movers and shakers, team owners and other motorsport professionals. I also bring you some of the latest sponsorship … Read more