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David Coulthard: Why women racers are more than equal

For the latest #ThinkingForward interview we speak to ex-F1 driver David Coulthard and his Czech business partner Karel Komarek about why they are bankrolling an ambitious new programme to empower female racing drivers to reach F1.

Why F1's top bosses are thinking about a "bigger future"

Liberty Media has owned Formula 1 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.

British Superbikes: Record grids for 2022 but what’s next? News
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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.

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.

Motorsport cannot go electric only, says WRC title winner Robert Reid
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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.

Motorsport is very bankable, says Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen
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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.

Staging an F1 race is like a Coldplay concert says Mexican GP promoter News
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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.

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.

Ferrari boss Binotto says switch to sustainable fuels “is a big deal”
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Ferrari boss Binotto says switch to sustainable fuels “is a big deal”

Formula One will have new power units from 2025 that will run on 100% sustainable fuels.

Susie Wolff: "One Wolff in Formula 1 is enough!"
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Susie Wolff: "One Wolff in Formula 1 is enough!"

For the latest #ThinkingForward interview with leading figures from motorsport, ROKiT Venturi Racing 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.

Graham Stoker: The quiet revolutionary running for FIA president
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Graham Stoker: The quiet revolutionary running for FIA president

In the latest part of the #ThinkingForward series, Graham Stoker has spoken about his decision to stand for the FIA presidency in the election to be held later this year.

Extreme E: Alejandro Agag says the world is now ready to listen
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Extreme E: Alejandro Agag says the world is now ready to listen

Alejandro Agag is celebrated as a pioneer of sustainable motorsport having created not one, but two electric racing series from scratch. Earlier this month he staged the inaugural Extreme E event, while Formula E is thriving in its seventh season. For the latest #ThinkingForward interview with motorsport’s leaders, we ask Agag how he sees Extreme E evolving and whether he believes that motorsport has successfully taken the opportunity of the coronavirus crisis to reshape itself for the future?

Juan Pablo Montoya: Sprint races are the way forward for Formula 1
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Juan Pablo Montoya: Sprint races are the way forward for Formula 1

Juan Pablo Montoya lit up Formula 1 twenty years ago, has been an IndyCar champion and Indy500 winner, and is still active today competing in IndyCar and Le Mans.

Gerhard Berger on racing's future: "Fans want to see a car that's a challenge"
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Gerhard Berger on racing's future: "Fans want to see a car that's a challenge"

It is 30 years since Gerhard Berger was a team-mate in Formula 1 to Ayrton Senna at McLaren and today the Austrian is very active in motorsport as the boss of the DTM. The series has undergone a huge transformation this year, with a change of regulations to GT3. Berger is also overseeing an ambitious programme to create a 1,000 horsepower electric DTM car as one possible avenue for the future.

British Superbike Championship's only female team owner on women in racing

If you thought car racing was a male dominated sport, it's nothing compared to motorbikes, where female participation at rider, team management and engineer level is very low

WRC future focused on Chinese manufacturers, hybrids and action

The World Rally Championship kicks off with Rally Monte Carlo, part of a 12-round calendar that features first events for Croatia and Belgium and a return of the Safari Rally

Toto Wolff discusses the future of Formula 1, cost caps and more

With the retirement of Frank Williams this year, Toto Wolff is now the most successful active team principal in Formula 1

Formula 1 fans want sustainability and diversity, finds Autosport survey

Formula 1 audience survey reveals overwhelming fan demand for sustainable racing

Formula 1 to stick with hybrid energy, says F1's Head of Strategy

Formula 1 fans may not have heard of Yath Gangakumaran, but he is an influential figure in the future of the sport. As Director of Strategy and business development his role is to set the long-term direction for F1, working with Chase Carey and, from January, the incoming CEO Stefano Domenicali

Michele Mouton on the Girls on Track programme: Women will win like I did

Michele Mouton is a true legend of motorsport. Still the only woman to have won world championship rallies, the sight of her wresting the mighty Audi quattro in the 1980s, matching the top male rally drivers of the time, is as iconic as any moment of Formula 1 or Le Mans history

Mike Rockenfeller to launch new electric Esports championship World eX

The virtual racing world of Esports and sim racing has undergone two years worth of growth in a few months this year, thanks to the attention on it during the Covid lockdown. Real racing stopped and fans and drivers flocked to the virtual world. But where does it go next?

Extreme E unites Lewis Hamilton and I for good cause, says Nico Rosberg

Since his shock decision to retire as a driver after winning the 2016 Formula One world championship, Nico Rosberg has remained in the public eye. And much of his activity has been focused on the electric and the sustainability agenda, as a shareholder of the all electric FIA Formula E series and founder of the Greentech Festival. Now as a team owner in the newly launched Extreme E series, he's going head to head with former team mate and nemesis Lewis Hamilton and a cast of US racing legends. As manufacturers and sponsors increase pressure on the sport to demonstrate a sense of purpose, what is Rosberg's vision for the future of the sport and does the internal combustion engine still have any part in it?

Why Kubica won't be the last disabled driver to race in F1 - McGloin

Nathalie McGloin is a disabled woman who races on equal terms against able bodied men in Porsches. As a teenager she broke her spine as a passenger in a road accident - but now the car has brought her a new purpose

F1 will soon be "the best it’s ever been", says ex-Renault boss Bob Bell

Bob Bell has enjoyed a stellar career as a top engineer in Formula 1 with McLaren, Benetton, Jordan, Renault, and Mercedes

Miles: IndyCar focused on North America and finding third OEM

Mark Miles, president and CEO of Penske Entertainment Corporation, says IndyCar will remain focused on enhancing its presence in North America and finding a third engine manufacturer

Female F1 driver to come soon, says W Series CEO Catherine Bond Muir

After a successful 2019 debut season, W Series, the development championship for female race drivers, was forced to cancel its 2020 calendar due to COVID-19

Formula E CEO Jamie Reigle: Social justice and Esports part of FE future

Formula E was set up as the racing series with a sense of purpose, to create a more sustainable future

The future of motorsport has to be electric, says WRX's Paul Bellamy

This weekend the World Rallycross Championship restarts in Sweden, with the season set at 10 rounds across seven venues, with the goal for fans to attend from round three in Latvia

What's the future for one of racing's "most risky" events?

The legendary Isle of Man TT, the world's oldest motorcycle race, brings in around £7 million a year in revenues and economic benefit to the island

Who should decide on the future of F1?

The COVID-19 crisis has given societies and industries around the world a powerful shock and motorsport has certainly not been immune

BTCC boss Alan Gow on the future for touring car racing

As the boss of the British Touring Car Championship as well as president of the FIA Touring Car Commission, Alan Gow is the most senior leader in the touring car world

What is the future of F2 and F3 in developing the top talents for F1?

In the latest part of the #thinkingforward series, Formula 2 and Formula 3 boss Bruno Michel reflects on how the championships reacted to the COVID-19 crisis and how it plans for a sustainable future

Could streaming replace TV as the way to watch F1?

Despite the lack of on-track action, lockdown helped Formula 1 fans to get closer to their heroes through their engagement with streaming platforms such as Twitch. But, asks JONATHAN NOBLE, could this be a feasible future for F1 broadcasting?

F1 won't rush allowing fans back to races - Brawn

Ross Brawn is optimistic Formula 1 could welcome fans back to races towards the end of the European season, but said the series would not rush making a decision

Steiner: F1 must not go back on cost cutting when economics improve

Formula 1 must not row back on its recent drive to cut costs when the world's economic situation improves, says Haas boss Gunther Steiner

IMSA News: Organisers working to get clearance for non-US personnel - Doonan

IMSA is working with the Department of Homeland Security to allow its non-US drivers and personnel to gain entry into the country, the sportscar sanctioning body's president John Doonan says

Esports News: Coronavirus leads to "two years' growth in two months" for Esports

With coronavirus forcing motorsport and the wider world to grind to a halt, one aspect of racing has thrived with predictions for "two years' growth in two months" in Esports

F1 News: Abiteboul says F1's new cost-saving rules boost chances of Renault staying

Renault Formula 1 boss Cyril Abiteboul reckons F1's 'new deal', involving a wide-reaching package of cost control measures, will boost the chances of his manufacturer remaining in the championship

Ratel: Electric racing and customer racing will be the future

Stephane Ratel believes the current coronavirus crisis is not only reshaping the 2020 season but also the direction of technology, with a future of electric and customer racing on the horizon

F1 News: Pirelli reveals complexity of F1's restart plans

Pirelli's head of Formula 1 and car racing Mario Isola has revealed the complex challenges for his company if racing restarts in July, but he sees no insurmountable obstacle that could stop the sport getting the show back on the road

Vergne: As a driver I dream of a Formula 1, Formula E hybrid series

Jean-Eric Vergne believes a combination of Formula 1 and Formula E could be the future of motorsport as technology and sustainability focus develops from manufacturers

F1 News: 14 or 15-race 2020 season more realistic, says Brown

McLaren team principal Zak Brown believes a championship of 14 or 15 races at 10 venues is more realistic than Formula 1's plans for up to 18 events this season

F1 News: Horner says Formula 1 must consider "bold" customer cars

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner believes Formula 1 must look beyond a budget cap and consider 'bold' plans like customer cars in a bid to help all teams survive the coronavirus crisis

F1 News: Criminal if no major reform in motorsport post-crisis, says Ex-Ferrari boss

Ex-Ferrari Formula 1 boss Stefano Domenicali says it would be "criminal" for motorsport not to seize the opportunity for major reform for the future presented by the coronavirus pandemic

What is the future for WEC after the coronavirus pandemic?

In the latest in our #thinkingforward interview series, Automobile Club de l'Ouest President Pierre Fillon and WEC CEO Gerard Neveu discuss how endurance racing will emerge from the coronavirus pandemic

F1 should "shake down" cost cap to $75 million - FE boss Agag

Formula 1 chiefs should "shake down" the sport's financial model and slash the budget cap to $75 million amid the uncertainty caused by coronavirus, reckons Formula E boss Alejandro Agag