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Why F1’s top bosses are thinking about a "bigger future"
Liberty Media has owned Formula One for five years. At the recent Financial Times/Motorsport Network Business of F1 forum in Monaco, we spoke to Liberty CEO Greg Maffei and F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali about the key milestones and their future plans for F1 for the latest edition of #ThinkingForward.
01 June 2022
British Superbikes: Record grids for 2022 but what’s next?
Perhaps the motorsport series that best combines maximum accessibility for the fans with a high level of professionalism among competitors is the Bennetts British Superbike Championship.
30 March 2022
Key To Improving Motorsport Engagement Is Fan Access, Says Carlo Boutagy
Carlo Boutagy is the Promoter of the Diriyah E-Prix, the opening round of the Formula E season as well as the Extreme E season-opener in Saudi Arabia. He created the official F1 Fan Zones 12 years ago and is a pioneer of fan engagement in motorsport. This weekend sees the fourth running of the Diriyah ePrix - it was first held as part of the 2018/19 season and was the first Formula E race to be held in the Middle East.
25 January 2022
Motorsport Cannot Go Electric Only, Says WRC Title Winner Robert Reid
Robert Reid won the 2001 World Rally Championship for Subaru as co-driver to Richard Burns, the 20th anniversary was celebrated last week. The Scot has since gone on to a career in the sport’s governance on several FIA commissions including Safety. He’s running in the FIA elections in three weeks for the role of Deputy President for Sport under Mohammed ben Sulayem. Victory would see him as “co-driver” to the most powerful role in motorsport, FIA President.
01 December 2021
Why Saudi Arabia Is Investing So Heavily In Motorsport
Arguably no country in the world is investing more in motorsport currently than Saudi Arabia. Their efforts will be projected onto a world stage in December as the F1 season reaches a thrilling climax and one of the venues playing host is a new street circuit in Jeddah. F1 has signed a long-term contract with Saudi Arabia to host F1 and ultimately the race will run on a new purpose-built circuit that is being developed in Qiddiya. They also have the Dakar rally, Formula E, and Extreme E events.
17 November 2021
Motorsport Is Very Bankable, Says Le Mans Legend Tom Kristensen
Tom Kristensen is the most successful driver in the history of Le Mans 24 hours with nine outright victories. Since retiring from racing, he's been President of the FIA Drivers Commission. From that platform, he's running for the role of FIA Deputy President for Sport in December's election, alongside the current holder of that role, Graham Stoker, who's bidding to become President.
10 November 2021
Staging An F1 Race Is Like A Coldplay Concert Says Mexican GP Promoter
As the world emerges from the pandemic and people value going out and enjoying live experiences once again, it seems that Formula 1 is at the top of the wishlist. The US Grand Prix weekend at Austin had a record 400,000 spectators and this weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix is also a sell-out, boosted by local hero Sergio Perez (known as Checo) now an established Grand Prix winner in a competitive car.
03 November 2021
FIA Presidential Candidate Ben Sulayem On His Plans To Double Motorsport
Mohammed ben Sulayem will be one of just two names on the ballot for FIA President in December, to succeed Jean Todt in the most powerful job in motorsport as head of the worldwide federation that owns and regulates F1 and the other World Championships. If successful, Ben Sulayem would be the first non-European to lead the FIA.
27 October 2021
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Ferrari F1 Boss: Switch To Sustainable Fuels 'Is A Big Deal'
Formula One will have new power units from 2025 that will run on 100% sustainable fuels.
07 September 2021
Susie Wolff: 'One Wolff in Formula One is enough!'
For the latest #ThinkingForward interview with leading figures from motorsport, Venturi Formula E team principal Susie Wolff comes home for this weekend’s London ePrix and looks into big decisions needed around the future of Formula E, the progress of women in motorsport, and her own plans for the future.
22 July 2021
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