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NASCAR Builds on 2023 Momentum

NASCAR Daytona 500

NASCAR is building on their 2023 momentum as they go into the Daytona 500 this weekend and it is all part of this week’s Business of Motorsport. I also highlight questions over F1’s Super Bowl strategy, the rise of online betting sponsors in F1, IMSA’s Innovation Technology Forum and intellectual property protection in motorsport. All … 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

IMSA Looking Forward to 2024 and Beyond

IMSA Looking Forward to 2024 and Beyond

IMSA is looking forward to 2024 and beyond and this week you will find out why it’s all part of the Business of Motorsport. I also look at the ongoing saga of the Andretti Global F1 entry, Formula E’s need to escape their identity crisis and bring you Valtteri Bottas in a cowboy hat. All … 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

IndyCar Sees Positive Momentum After Iowa Double-Header

Indycar Iowa

IndyCar is seeing positive momentum after their recent Iowa double-header and this week in the Business of Motorsport you will get all the details. I also look at the chances of Andretti making the F1 grid, a look into the business of NASCAR and how McLaren is using AI in their Formula E race car … Read more

The Crucial Role of Self-Belief in the Development of Race Drivers

Lamborghini Squadra Corse

Self-Belief plays a crucial role in the development of race drivers and in this edition of the Driver Development Roundup you will learn why. I also have news on driver development programs from Hyundai and Lamborghini Squadra Corse, how Legends cars build NASCAR champions and the youth-oriented Rally of the Ages. All this and more … Read more

How the Canadian Grand Prix Has Persevered All These Years

Canadian Grand Prix

This week I feature a great article on how the Canadian Grand Prix has persevered all these years. In typical Canadian fashion, the race has quietly become one of the most popular races on the calendar. In addition to this, this week’s edition of the Business of Motorsport is jam-packed due to my being away … Read more

Honda Makes Surprising Reversal in F1 and Other Intriguing Motorsport Developments

Invicta Virtuosi Racing

Honda making a surprising reversal in F1 highlights this week’s Business of Motorsport Roundup as I cover that and other intriguing motorsport developments. I also look at whether the AlphaTauri F1 team is or is not for sale, what it is like running the “greatest spectacle in racing,” the possibility of the return of A1 … Read more

Details Emerge on New F1 Team Hopefuls

Formula Equal

Details have started to emerge about the new F1 team hopefuls that have expressed their interest in joining the Formula 1 grid in 2026 and this week I have the details. In addition to new F1 teams, I also look at motorsport topics as far ranging as why the NHRA is feeling optimistic about 2023, … 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

Boom Times for Formula 1 Sponsorship

McLaren MCL60

It’s boom times for Formula 1 sponsorship according to an article I link to by Grand Prix 247 in this week’s edition of the Business of Motorsport. They do a deep dive into the width and breadth of Formula 1 sponsorship and explain how F1’s global boom is making teams richer. In addition to F1 … Read more

Sustainable Motorsport is Charging Forward

hofer powertrain

Sustainable motorsport is charging forward with an ever increasing array of technologies intended to reduce the carbon footprint of motorsport and in this edition of the Sustainable Motorsport Roundup I bring you a few. This week I look at everything from new charging technology that could make electric endurance racing a reality to the very … Read more

Fundamentally, Sim Racing is the Cheapest Form of Motorsport

Immersive Esports

Fundamentally, sim racing is the cheapest form of motorsport according to Pole Position Founder and CEO Ryan Trutch in discussing the initiative to use sim racing to develop real world race drivers in the United Arab Emirates. This initiative is just one that I cover in this week’s Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup. I … Read more

FIA Formally Open to New F1 Team Applications

F1 Cars on the Grid

As the FIA formally open the process to new F1 team applications, there is the potential that the next few years can see the biggest change to the F1 grid since 2010. It’s all part of a busy week in the Business of Motorsport. Amongst an apparent growing rift between the FIA, Liberty Media and … 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

F1 Teams Bicker over Andretti as Saudi Arabia Looks to Attract Teams to the Kingdom

Andretti Cadillac F1 Car

While F1 teams continue to bicker over the possible addition of Andretti-Cadillac to the grid, Saudi Arabia is looking to poach teams from Motorsport Valley in this week’s Business of Motorsport roundup. It is not just Andretti that wants to join the F1 circus either as two teams from Asia are also looking to join … Read more

Inside the McLaren Technology Centre, Germans in NASCAR, and More Business of Motorsport News

McLaren Technology Centre

An inside tour of the McLaren Technology Centre is just one of the highlights of this week’s Business of Motorsport News Roundup column. In addition to that I have an update on Ford in F1, Michael Andretti’s plans for an F1 team, Porsche Motorsport’s grand ambitions for 2023, Red Bull Racing terminating a crypto sponsor … Read more

Ford Possibly Returning to F1, IndyCar Marketing and Crypto Sponsorship Warnings

Red Bull Ford

Speculation that Ford could possibly return to F1, that IndyCar plans on revamping their marketing push and more warnings about crypto sponsorship in sports are just a few of the fascinating items in this week’s Business of Motorsport Roundup. In addition to all that, you will learn how F1 revenue is distributed amongst the teams, … 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

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