Motorsport Law

IndyCar Goes All in With Fox

IndyCar

IndyCar has gone all in with FOX as a broadcast partner and I have the details and analysis in this week’s Business of Motorsport Roundup. I also have news on an iconic racetrack for sale, the latest sponsorship and team news and an intriguing look at potential anti-trust questions that Liberty Media may have to … Read more

Some Highlights from the Archives of Motorsport Prospects

Some Highlights from the Archives of Motorsport Prospects

While I was on vacation I posted a number of guest posts from the Motorsport Prospects’ News Racers Can Use archives. These posts covered a number of topics including racecraft, driver development, sim racing and the business of motorsport. In case you missed them, these are the posts that were featured:

Intense Negotiations Ongoing for F1 Concorde Agreement

FIA Place de la Concorde

Intense negotiations are ongoing for F1’s Concorde Agreement and this week’s Business of Motorsport will bring you up to speed. I also have news on the continuing debate over the future of the Monaco Grand Prix, Lola’s plans in Formula E and beyond, the future of Liberty and MotoGP and more motorsport-related legal news. All … Read more

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

Scandal at Penske and Chaos at Red Bull

Team Penske

The Business of Motorsport this week has been dominated by scandal at Penske and chaos at Red Bull as both teams’ grapple with various controversies that threaten to derail their future racing plans. In addition to that I have news on a “revolutionary” proposal for the entry of new F1 teams, why one team boss … Read more

Why Formula 1 Is Not As Popular As You Think

Formula 1 Drive to Survive

Why Formula 1 is not as popular as you think would be a counterintuitive argument that goes against everything you have read since Drive to Survive burst onto the scene. This week you will find out how not everything is at it seems. I also have news on how Formula E is growing in popularity, … Read more

After 61 Years Lamborghini Finally Does Racing Right

Lamborghini Squadra Corse

After 61 years, Lamborghini are finally doing racing right with their Squadra Corse racing arm. This is just one of the many topics covered in this week’s Business of Motorsport. You will also find details on everything from how to run an F1 media center to how Trackhouse Racing is planning to grow MotoGP’s footprint … Read more

Liberty Acquires MotoGP Commercial Rights

MotoGP

Liberty Media has acquired the commercial rights to MotoGP which means they now own the commercial rights to two global motorsport franchises. It is the headline story in this week’s Business of Motorsport Roundup. I also have details on the financial boost that Las Vegas received from their inaugural Grand Prix, IndyCar’s ongoing attempts at … Read more

The Appeal and Complication of Street Races

Baku F1 Street Race

The appeal and complication of street races in F1, IndyCar and NASCAR are just part of what is included in this week’s Business of Motorsport. I also have news of fans’ increasing boredom with F1, Formula E’s look to Asia for expansion and when will motorsport be truly representative? The Motorsport Law Roundup is packed … Read more

How Competitive Imbalance Could Impact F1’s Investment Potential

United States Grand Prix

How competitive imbalance could impact F1’s investment potential is the headline this week as Max Verstappen looks to be continuing his winning ways. How will this affect both how the series is perceived as well as its ultimate financial potential? That is just one of the topics covered in this week’s Business of Motorsport. I … Read more

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

Why Are You Posting on Social Media?

Why Are You Posting on Social Media?

Why you are posting on social media is just as important as what you are posting, and Eddie Garrison explains how you should approach your social media marketing to best effect in this week’s edition of The Business of Being a Race Driver. In addition to social media marketing advice, this week I feature recommendations … 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