race driver development

The Appeal of Endurance Racing to Young Drivers

Endurance Racing

The appeal of endurance racing to young drivers is one of the topics covered in this week’s Driver Development Roundup. With opportunities in F1 being scarce, a lot of young drivers are pivoting to sportscars and you will find out why. I also have news on a new driver development program from Porsche, tips on … Read more

The Macau Grand Prix is Now the Formula Regional World Cup

FIA Formula Regional World Cup

In a major change for 2024 and beyond, the Macau Grand Prix will now be known as the Formula Regional World Cup, and I have the details. I also have news on a new race series in New Zealand for up-and-coming young drivers, how neurodivergent drivers can thrive and an explanation of the UK’s National … Read more

More Than Equal Launches First Driver Development Program

More Than Equal Driver Cohort 1

More Than Equal has launched their first driver development program and this week in the Driver Development Roundup I have all the details. I also have news on the shortlist for the 2025-26 IMSA Diverse Driver Development Scholarship, a new partnership between the Skip Barber Racing School and Margay Racing and how the Formula E … Read more

Indian F4 Launches Global Scholarship Shootout

Indian F4

Indian F4 has launched a global scholarship shootout as it prepares for its inaugural season this Fall. I have the details in this week’s Driver Development Roundup. I also have updates on various scholarship programs, the continuing debate on the best way to develop female race drivers and how to support drivers on the development … Read more

Prodigy Week is Back!

Prodigy Week 2023

Prodigy Week is back and the revolutionary driver development program that looks to develop sim racers into real-world racers is getting ready for Part 2 of their program to kick off at Atlanta Motorsports Park. I have details on the program this week. I also have an inside look at race driver physical fitness, the … Read more

Race Driver Development Advice From Pro Drivers

Race Driver Development

Race driver development advice from pro drivers is critical for your progression as a race driver. Learning from professionals, and applying those lessons on and off track, will make a huge difference in your career. This week, the Driver Development Roundup includes some great advice from the pros as well as sources for more. All … Read more

Motorsport UK Launches Disabled Drivers Scholarship

Disabled Driver Scholarship

Motorsport UK has launched a Disabled Drivers Scholarship bringing access and opportunities to even more people who have an interest in getting involved in motorsport and I have the details. This week I also have video on the development of the FIA Rally Stars, news on a race series that literally accepts all types of … Read more

From Speed Demon to Sensible Racer: The Evolution of Nicki Thiim

Nicki Thiim

When it comes to endurance racing, one name that inevitably comes up is that of race driver Nicki Thiim. With two World Endurance Championship titles under his belt in 2016 and 2020, calling him experienced would be an understatement. Observing drivers like Nicki Thiim ply their trade on race tracks around the world, it’s hard … Read more

The Importance of Using an Old-Fashioned Notebook

Old-Fashioned Notebook

This week you will learn about the importance of using an old-fashioned notebook from somebody whose success is a testament to its utility. You will also learn how to be a top driver, the life of a freelance GT professional and some exciting driver development programs in the karting world. All this and more in … Read more

The 5 Things You Need to Do To Succeed in Motorsport

The 5 Things You Need to Do To Succeed in Motorsport

The 5 things you need to do to succeed in motorsport is just part of what I am featuring in this week’s Driver Development Roundup. I also have details on the exciting changes to the Scuderia Ferrari Driver Academy (FDA) Asia Pacific and Oceania Selection Program, how the Dragon Sport Shootout is chosen and the … Read more

Global Female Driver Development Roundup

Driver Development Roundup

Last Friday was International Women’s Day and in light of this there were many driver development-related announcements aimed at encouraging female participation in motorsport. Here are some of the global female driver development-related announcements aimed at encouraging female participation in motorsport that were published over the last week or so as well as additional analysis … Read more

Racing Hell – The Hidden Truths of Motorsport

Racing Hell

(Veteran motor racer Peter Cate has compiled his learnings from more than thirty racing seasons into a recently published book, ‘Racing Hell – The Hidden Truths of Motorsport’. I asked Peter to provide an overview of his book and his intentions behind writing it. Mark) ‘Racing Hell’ is the book I wish I’d read in … Read more

FIA Rally Star Program Develops Next Generation Rally Stars

FIA Rally Star Program

The FIA Rally Star Program aims to nurture future rally champions. Explore the details about the initiative in this week’s Driver Development Roundup. You will also find out about how you can become your team’s most valuable driver, how an IMSA team is helping talented drivers and mechanics from Central America and the Caribbean get … Read more

More Race Driver Scholarships to Consider

IMSA Diverse Race Driver Development Scholarship

This week you will find more race driver scholarship programs to consider, and I have all the details in my latest Driver Development Roundup. I also have news on why young drivers are going the IMSA route, how F1 teams work with F2 and F3 teams and how the F1 Academy is planning to spot … Read more

Canadian Motorsport Academy Launches to Develop Canadian Motorsport Talent

Canadian Motorsport Academy

The Canadian Motorsport Academy has been launched to develop Canadian motorsport talent and I have all the details in this week’s Driver Development Roundup. Additionally, this week, you’ll discover insights into the Class of 2024 at the Motorsport UK Academy, insights into the Accelerate Pride program, and the significance of assembling a team to drive … Read more

A New Formula Ford is Being Developed

Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for October 25, 2021

Motorsport Australia is spearheading a new Formula Ford chassis that is being developed which will incorporate modern safety advances but keep the low grip, low aero philosophy. Full details in this week’s Driver Development Roundup. You will also find out how Porsche evaluates drivers for their Porsche Carrera Cup GB Junior program, Sarah Moore on … Read more

Adaptive Technology for Disabled Race Drivers

Adaptive Technology Hand Control System

This week in Driver Development you will find out how adaptive technology is enabling race drivers with disabilities to compete and win on track. You will also find out about a new global Formula Woman competition, using sim rigs to train and a new partnership between kart manufacturer Birel and single-seater team VAR. It is … Read more

More Than Equal Launches Driver Development Program

More Than Equal

More Than Equal has launched a driver development program for 2024 with applications being accepted up until January 31st. I have the details for you. In addition to this you will learn about the 2024 plans for the Ligier Junior Program as well as the murky world of the FIA driver ratings. It is all … Read more

The First Driver Development Roundup of 2024!

Racing Prodigy Week

As we kick off 2024, the first Driver Development Roundup of the year is packed full of helpful information for the junior or aspiring race driver. This week I bring you details of why Racing Prodigy is developing what they call their “e2Real” sports league, details of the 14 available SCCA Women on Track scholarships, … Read more

So You Want to Become a Racing Driver

So you want to be a racing driver

So, you want to become a racing driver. It’s expensive, a lot of hard work and there is no guarantee of success. This week in the Driver Development Roundup you will find some advice on how to get going. In addition to this, you will learn how to deal with tough times in your racing … Read more