Motorsport.com has been a go-to online source for all the latest news and best stories from the world of auto racing for more than 25 years. Since 1994, it has covered the rich diversity of world motorsports, from the Formula 1 World Championship to the FIA World Endurance Championship’s Le Mans 24 Hours, NASCAR’s Daytona 500, IndyCar’s Indianapolis 500, MotoGP, the World Rally Championship and much more.
In 2015, Motorsport.com engaged in a rapid global expansion program from its Global Headquarters in Miami, USA, spearheaded by its Global Editor-in-Chief Charles Bradley, a former Autosport Magazine editor. Bradley recruited some of the best journalistic talent to elevate the website’s coverage in English language, while steering mergers and acquisitions of leading motorsports websites in key markets around the world – Omnicorse in Italy, Motorsport-Total/Formel1.de in Germany, ToileF1 in France and GPUpdate in the Netherlands – while kickstarting editions from scratch in several other regions worldwide.
Motorsport.com grew to 19 editions in 15 different languages and it quickly became the most-read independent digital motorsport website in the world. It also formed the foundation of parent company Motorsport Network, which has led to the emergence of brands including Motor1.com, Motorsport.tv, Motorsport Tickets, Motorsport Images, Motorsport Stats, Motorsport Games, Le Mans Esports and InsideEVs.
In addition, Motorsport.com launched the world’s biggest F1 Global Fan Survey in 2015, in partnership with the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association, a success that Motorsport Network repeated in 2017 in partnership with the sport’s governing body, the Federation International de l’Automobile. The second survey – which was conducted in 15 different languages – received feedback from 194 countries and had 215,872 participants. Motorsport Network then conducted further fan surveys for the FIA World Endurance Championship and World Superbike Championship.
Motorsport.com’s current Global Edition writers include:
- Jonathan Noble – F1 Editor
- Giorgio Piola – F1 Technical Editor
- Adam Cooper – F1 Reporter
- David Malsher-Lopez – US Editor
- Andrew van Leeuwen – Australian Editor
- Pablo Elizalde – European News Editor
- Jim Utter – NASCAR Editor
- Nick DeGroot – US News Editor
- Jamie Klein – Japan News Editor
- Rachit Thukral – News Editor
- Filip Cleeren – News Editor
- Tom Howard – News Editor
- Matthew Somerfield – Assistant Technical Editor
As it approaches its 30th anniversary, Motorsport.com remains committed to retaining its position in the digital motorsport media market and maximising the benefits of its global, multi-language approach that truly sets it apart from all rivals.
In October 2016, Motorsport Network acquired UK brands Autosport and GP Racing from Haymarket.