Motorsport.com

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Motorsport.com
Type of site
Sports news
Available inEditions (21)
Languages- English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Hungarian, Ukrainian, Indonesian and Turkish
OwnerMotorsport Network
WebsiteMotorsport.com
RegistrationOptional
Launched9 April 1994; 25 years ago (1994-04-09)
Current statusActive

Motorsport.com is a website specializing in motor racing news. It posts content in thirteen languages. It is part of the Motorsport Network company. Motorsport.com’s headquarters are in Miami, United States.

History[edit]

Motorsport.com was formed in 1994.

In March 2015, Motorsport.com acquired ToileF1.com.,[1] followed by Worldcarfans.com[2] and Edimotive S.r.l. in May.[3] In May, the Grand Prix Drivers' Association and Motorsport.com 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, Motorsport.com acquired TotalRace.com.br, RaceFansTV and Formulawahad.com, while later gaining the technical archive of Giorgio Piola in September,[6] also announcing a partnership with MSN.com.[7] In October, Motorsport.com became the official media partner of Ferrari for the 2016 Ferrari Finali Mondiali[8] and a global partner of GPTicketShop.com.[9] In November, Motorsport.com acquired Wildsoft Digital F1 Encyclopedia.[10] The following month, the site formed a global digital content partnership with VICE Sports[11] and AOL’s Autoblog.com.[12]

In 2016 Motorsport.com 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, Motorsport.com appointed Zak Brown as non-executive chairman of Motorsport.com[15] In February, the site announced a strategic merchandising partnership with UK-based Branded-London and Puma Company.[16] In March 2016, Motorsport.com 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, Motorsport.com acquired Spain’s moto racing digital media company Motocuatro.com.[19] In April 2016, Motorsport.com acquired TurkiyeF1.com, Turkish auto racing website. In May 2016 Motorsport.com acquired gp-live.hu.[20] In June 2016 Motorsport.com acquired F1-Ukraine.com.ua.[21] The following month, the site become official media partner” of the 2016 TCR International Series.[22] In March 2017, Motorsport.com launches tri-language Swiss edition in partnership with businessman Lorenzo Senna.

In 2016, Motorsport.com expanded to Japan through a joint venture with digital media company, Kotsu Times Sha Co.[23]

Staff writers[edit]

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,[24] MotoGP Editor Oriol Puigdemont,[25] European News Editor Pablo Elizalde,[26] Swiss News Motorsport Italian Edition Antonio Russo[27],[28] Swiss News Motorsport German Edition,[29] Swiss News Motorsport French Edition,[30] US Editor David Malsher, News Manager Nick DeGroot, NASCAR Editors Lee Spencer and Jim Utter,[31] French Editor Guillaume Navarro, Italian Editor Franco Nugnes,[32], Swiss German, Swiss French and Swiss Italian Editor Emmanuel Rolland Editor Australian Editor Andrew van Leeuwen,[33] UK Editor Jamie Klein, Russian Editor Aleksander Kabanovsky, Brazilian Editor Felipe Motta, German Editor Stefan Ziegler, Latin-American Editor Jose Roman, Middle East Editor Khodr Rawi,[34][35] Indian Editor Rachit Thukral, Canadian Editor René Fagnan[36] and Japanese Editor Kunihiko Akai.

Awards[edit]

  • Motorsport.com received Silver Telly Award by Telly Awards.[37]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Motorsport.com Acquires No. 1 France-Based Motor Sport Website ToileF1.com". Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Motorsport Acquires Online Auto Enthusiast Publication WorldCarFans.com". Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Motorsport.com Acquires Italy's Largest Online Automotive Publishing Company". Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  4. ^ "GPDA and Motorsport.com Launch Global Fan Survey". IndyCar Today.
  5. ^ "Motorsport.com & GPDA Announce Global Survey Highlights: F1's Fans Want Change But No Revolution". KWES-TV. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Motorsport.com Acquires Giorgio Piola's F1 Technical Archive - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports". Bayou Buzz.
  7. ^ "Motorsport.com and Prodigy/MSN Announce Digital Partnership in Latin America". Portada. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  8. ^ "Finali Mondiali – Motorsport.com Official Media Partner for the event". Ferrari.com. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Motorsport.com and GPTicketShop.com Announce Global Partnership". Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  10. ^ "Motorsport.com Acquires Wildsoft Digital F1 Encyclopedia". World News.
  11. ^ "Vice Sports Drives Motorsport.com Content". Mediapost.com.
  12. ^ "Motorsport.com, AOL's Autoblog.com Share Content". Mediapost.com.
  13. ^ "Motors TV placed in safeguard procedure". BroadbandTVnews.com.
  14. ^ "Motorsport TV To Close TV Channel At End Of This Month". Dailysportscar.com.
  15. ^ Motorsport.com Appoints Zak Brown Non-Executive Chairman
  16. ^ Motorsport.com and Branded, a Puma company, Announce Partnership
  17. ^ "Motorsport.com Named As Official Digital Media Partner". Fiawec.com. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  18. ^ "Motorsport.com Extends Exclusive Rights Agreement To Host "inside Grand Prix"". Formula 1 press. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  19. ^ "Motorsport.com adquiere la compañía digital líder en España Motocuatro.com". El Economista.es. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  20. ^ "Motorsport.com Acquires Leading Hungarian Auto Racing Website". Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  21. ^ "Through Acquisition, Motorsport.com Launches Digital Platform in Ukraine". Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  22. ^ "TCR International Series partners with Motorsport.com". 23 June 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  23. ^ "Leading Japanese Digital Media Company Kotsu Times Sha Co. to Invest in Motorsport.com". Morningstar.com. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  24. ^ "World Leading F1 News Journalist Jonathan Noble Joins Motorsport.com". Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  25. ^ "Motorsport.com Appoints Oriol Puigdemont as MotoGP Editor". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  26. ^ "Motorsport.com Pablo Elizalde announced as news editor for Europe". WardsAuto.com.
  27. ^ "Dettagli autore". ch-it.motorsport.com (in Italian). Retrieved 2019-10-01.
  28. ^ "Motorsport.com launches Italian Swiss edition".
  29. ^ "Motorsport.com launches German Swiss edition".
  30. ^ "Motorsport.com launches French Swiss edition".
  31. ^ "Motorsport.com to Host Popular Weekly NASCAR Television Show "RACELINE"". WFMJ-TV. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  32. ^ "Motorsport.com Launches New Digital Platform in Italy". KIII.
  33. ^ "Motorsport.com Launches Australian-Specific Digital Platform". WDRB.
  34. ^ "Motorsport.com Launches Its New Digital Platform to the Middle East and North Africa". KUAM-TV.
  35. ^ "Motorsport.com expands footprint into Mena region". Trade Arabia.
  36. ^ "Veteran René Fagnan to Lead Editorial Efforts in Province of Québec". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  37. ^ "2016 Online Video Silver Winners". Telly Awards. Retrieved 11 July 2016.