Motorsport Law

Vegas Boosts Liberty Media’s Record F1 Revenue

Las Vegas Grand Prix Liberty Media

The Las Vegas Grand Prix was a factor in boosting Liberty Media’s F1 revenue in 2023 as it soared 23% over 2022. The numbers and analysis are part of the Business of Motorsport this week. In Motorsport Legal news, while Christian Horner is absolved by Red Bull, questions remain about the transparency of the investigation. … Read more

More Uncertainty Over Audi F1 Bid

Audi F1 Airbox

More uncertainty is clouding the Audi F1 bid as yet another top-level executive leaves the manufacturer. Whether they continue with their F1 plans or not is part of this week’s edition of the Business of Motorsport. I also look at the finances of F1 and the teams that race in it, NASCAR’s new breed of … Read more

Landmark Motorsport Legal Ruling Brings Clarity to 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Controversy

2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

In this week’s Motorsport Law Roundup, I delve into how a significant legal ruling in motorsport may shed light on the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix controversy. Furthermore, I explore its potential application to the Felipe Massa case. Additionally, I analyze the ramifications of Lewis Hamilton’s contract with Ferrari, delve into Michael Andretti’s response to … Read more

Are Street Circuits Counter-Productive in F1?

Madrid Grand Prix Track

With the announcement that the Spanish Grand Prix will move to a street circuit in Madrid, some are wondering if street circuits are counterproductive to what Formula 1 is trying to accomplish, especially with the new rules in 2026. In other business of motorsport news, Formula 1 introduces possibly the worst team name in its … Read more

A Week in The Life of a Motorsport Lawyer

Sarah Franklin

The type of work I undertake as a Motorsport Lawyer generally falls into two categories – National Court work and Contract work. My weekends are usually spent ‘on call’.  This means that a driver or team instruct me to be ‘on call’ for their race weekend (usually for the whole racing season or on an … Read more

A Sponsor Lawsuit and More Business of Motorsport News

Williams ROKiT F1

A sponsor lawsuit kicks off this week’s edition of the Business of Motorsport and that is not the only motorsport-related legal issue for this week. In addition to the sponsor lawsuit, I look at how Felipe Massa is considering legal action regarding the 2008 F1 season and the infamous “crashgate” incident at the Singapore Grand … 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

Fit for Purpose – Exploring the Role of the Lawyer in Motorsport with Genevieve Gordon Part 1

Fit for Purpose - Exploring the Role of the Lawyer in Motorsport with Genevieve Gordon Part 1

Motorsport, like all things in life is governed in some way or other by the rule of law. How the law impacts the sport is of critical importance to drivers, team and series officials and anybody else involved in the motorsport ecosystem. To get a better idea of the role of the lawyer in motorsport … Read more