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Zak Brown founded JMI in 1995, selling the motor sport agency to Chime Communications in October 2013. This March he was made Group CEO of Chime’s sports marketing division, CSM Sport & Entertainment.

Sports lawyer Oliver Weingarten has tackled some of the most significant deals in sport, including Formula One’s Concorde Agreement and the English Premier League’s six-year battle against YouTube. He now represents teams in motor sport’s burgeoning Formula E.

Former FIA (International Automobile Federation) President Max Mosley reveals what drove him into a career overseeing Formula One and improving the safety of vehicles on the road. Interview by Elisha Chauhan.

Formula One will welcome another new market to its calendar this month when Sochi hosts the inaugural Russian grand prix. Rob Ridley speaks to the organisers about how the race fits into the legacy of the 2014 winter Olympics.

From Virgin Atlantic flights to intergalactic travel, Virgin Racing’s Formula E team principal Alex Tai knows about life in the fast lane.

Experts in commercial landscape of Formula One met at SportBusiness International headquarters last month to debate the real extent to which stakeholders in the sport are achieving ROI. Will Formula E be competitive to Formula One? Is the sponsorship proposition as attractive to brands as it has been in the past? And who should replace Bernie Ecclestone when he leaves the sport? All of this, and more, was discussed in depth.

Rob Ridley speaks to Gérard Neveu, head of motor racing’s WEC (World Endurance Championship), about growth for the series after it was sanctioned for another three years in June.

NASCAR CEO Brian France opens up about heading the family-run motor series, and outlines the challenges and opportunities the billion-dollar business faces in the near future.

Elisha Chauhan asks Monza how it plans to reinvigorate the venue’s magic following Bernie Ecclestone’s threat to drop the historic track.

Flying in a helicopter over the Paul Ricard motor racing circuit, situated in the French village of Castellet between Marseille and Toulon, you really appreciate why motor sport is viewed as one of the most glamorous in the sports industry.

Elisha Chauhan finds out how one national touring car championship in South Africa has turned into a global solution for affordable racing.

Why Martini’s title sponsorship of Formula One team Williams could see other constructors sitting up and taking notice.

How do you solve a problem like Bernie Ecclestone?

For the first time, NASCAR has become the majority owner and operator of a circuit, Iowa Speedway. Barry Wilner finds out what plans it has for the venue.

The Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) celebrates its Formula One 10-year hosting anniversary in April by switching to a night race. Elisha Chauhan finds out the rationale and commercial implications.