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Type of site
Sports news
Available inEditions (21)
Languages- English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Hungarian, Ukrainian, Indonesian and Turkish
OwnerMotorsport Network
Launched9 April 1994; 28 years ago (1994-04-09)
Current statusActive is a website specializing in motor racing news. It posts content in thirteen languages. It is part of the Motorsport Network company.'s headquarters are in Miami, United States.

History was formed in 1994.

In March 2015, acquired,[1] followed by[2] and Edimotive S.r.l. in May.[3] In May, the Grand Prix Drivers' Association and joined forces to allow followers of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship to voice and share their opinions about the sport through an extensive worldwide survey for fans.[4] More than 200,000 respondents from 194 countries participated in the survey.[5] In June, acquired, RaceFansTV and, while later gaining the technical archive of Giorgio Piola in September,[6] also announcing a partnership with[7] In October, became the official media partner of Ferrari for the 2016 Ferrari Finali Mondiali[8] and a global partner of[9] In November, acquired Wildsoft Digital F1 Encyclopedia.[10] The following month, the site formed a global digital content partnership with VICE Sports[11] and AOL's[12]

In 2016 acquired French pan-european TV-station Motors TV after it went into a bankruptcy procedure.[13] In 2018 the renamed Motorsport.TV decided to stop broadcasting as a television station [14] and closed down the television operation.

In January 2016, appointed Zak Brown as non-executive chairman of[15] In February, the site announced a strategic merchandising partnership with UK-based Branded-London and Puma Company.[16] In March 2016, became the official digital media partner of the FIA World Endurance Championship,[17] while also extending exclusive digital rights agreement to host the F1 video magazine Series Inside Grand Prix.[18] On 15 March 2016, acquired Spain's moto racing digital media company[19] In April 2016, acquired, Turkish auto racing website.[20] In May 2016 acquired[21] In June 2016 acquired[22] The following month, the site become official media partner" of the 2016 TCR International Series.[23] In March 2017, launched a tri-language Swiss edition in partnership with businessman Lorenzo Senna.[24]

In 2016, expanded to Japan through a joint venture with digital media company, Kotsu Times Sha Co.[25]

Staff writers

Its current editor-in-chief is Charles Bradley, having been appointed to the position of global editorial leader in May 2015. The team's current roster of leading staff journalists includes Formula 1 Editor Jonathan Noble,[26] MotoGP Editor Oriol Puigdemont,[27] European News Editor Pablo Elizalde,[28] Swiss News Motorsport Italian Edition Antonio Russo,[29][30] Swiss News Motorsport German Edition,[31] Swiss News Motorsport French Edition,[32] US Editor David Malsher, News Manager Nick DeGroot, NASCAR Editors Lee Spencer and Jim Utter,[33] French Editor Guillaume Navarro, Italian Editor Franco Nugnes,[34] Swiss German, Swiss French and Swiss Italian Editor Gabriele Testi from July 2016 till August 2019 and Emmanuel Rolland from September 2019 till July 2020 Editor Australian Editor Andrew van Leeuwen,[35] UK Editor Jamie Klein, Russian Editor Manu Chapodze, Brazilian Editor Felipe Motta, German Editor Stefan Ziegler, Latin-American Editor Jose Roman, Middle East Editor Khodr Rawi,[36][37] Indian Editor Rachit Thukral, Canadian Editor René Fagnan,[38] Japanese Editor Kunihiko Akai, Turkish Director Cihangir Perperik, Editor in Chief Kemal ?engül, Head of Digital Abdullah Çelik and Head of Social ?nci Be?en.[20][39]


  • received Silver Telly Award by Telly Awards.[40]


  1. ^ " Acquires No. 1 France-Based Motor Sport Website". Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "Motorsport Acquires Online Auto Enthusiast Publication". Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ " Acquires Italy's Largest Online Automotive Publishing Company". Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "GPDA and Launch Global Fan Survey". IndyCar Today.
  5. ^ " & GPDA Announce Global Survey Highlights: F1's Fans Want Change But No Revolution". KWES-TV. Retrieved 2015.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ " Acquires Giorgio Piola's F1 Technical Archive - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports". Bayou Buzz.
  7. ^ " and Prodigy/MSN Announce Digital Partnership in Latin America". Portada. Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ "Finali Mondiali - Official Media Partner for the event". Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ " and Announce Global Partnership". Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ " Acquires Wildsoft Digital F1 Encyclopedia". World News.
  11. ^ "Vice Sports Drives Content".
  12. ^ ", AOL's Share Content".
  13. ^ "Motors TV placed in safeguard procedure". 14 July 2016.
  14. ^ "Motorsport TV To Close TV Channel At End Of This Month".
  15. ^ Appoints Zak Brown Non-Executive Chairman
  16. ^ and Branded, a Puma company, Announce Partnership
  17. ^ " Named As Official Digital Media Partner". Retrieved 2016.
  18. ^ " Extends Exclusive Rights Agreement To Host "inside Grand Prix"". Formula 1 press. Retrieved 2016.
  19. ^ " adquiere la compañía digital líder en España". El Retrieved 2016.
  20. ^ a b " Acquires Award-Winning Turkish Auto Racing Website". Retrieved .
  21. ^ " Acquires Leading Hungarian Auto Racing Website". Retrieved 2016.
  22. ^ "Through Acquisition, Launches Digital Platform in Ukraine". Retrieved 2016.
  23. ^ "TCR International Series partners with". 23 June 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  24. ^[dead link]
  25. ^ "Leading Japanese Digital Media Company Kotsu Times Sha Co. to Invest in". Retrieved 2016.
  26. ^ "World Leading F1 News Journalist Jonathan Noble Joins". Retrieved 2015.
  27. ^ " Appoints Oriol Puigdemont as MotoGP Editor". Retrieved 2016.
  28. ^ " Pablo Elizalde announced as news editor for Europe".
  29. ^ "Dettagli autore". (in Italian). Retrieved .
  30. ^ " launches Italian Swiss edition".
  31. ^ " launches German Swiss edition".
  32. ^ " launches French Swiss edition".
  33. ^ " to Host Popular Weekly NASCAR Television Show "RACELINE"". WFMJ-TV. Retrieved 2015.[permanent dead link]
  34. ^ " Launches New Digital Platform in Italy". KIII.[permanent dead link]
  35. ^ " Launches Australian-Specific Digital Platform". WDRB.
  36. ^ " Launches Its New Digital Platform to the Middle East and North Africa". KUAM-TV.[permanent dead link]
  37. ^ " expands footprint into Mena region". Trade Arabia.
  38. ^ "Veteran René Fagnan to Lead Editorial Efforts in Province of Québec". Retrieved 2016.
  39. ^ " - hakk?nda önemli duyuru". (in Turkish). Retrieved .
  40. ^ "2016 Online Video Silver Winners". Telly Awards. Retrieved 2016.

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