Formula E has appointed Jamie Reigle as its new CEO with immediate effect, ending months of speculation about the role.
The Canadian will take over the position left vacant by former CEO Alejandro Agag, who took up the role of Formula E Chairman, and the two will work together at the head of the motorsport series, which has recently announced its first ever profit.
Formula E has announced a record revenue of over €200m - up 50% from last season - as well as its first ever profit in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation.
The Championship also claims to have boosted its television audience 24% year-on-year, seeing over 411m tune into Formula E events on TV cumulatively across last season, as well as 400,000 spectators coming through turnstiles to attend events.
Formula 1 has unveiled a 22-race calendar for 2020 season, a record-high in one season for the motorsport.
Subject to FIA approval, the 2020 season will start in Australia on 15th March and end in Abu Dhabi on 29th November, while next year will also see seven ‘double-headers’, where races are held on back-to-back weekends.
There are two new races added to the schedule, with a stop in Vietnam providing another first for the sport, while a return to the Netherlands’ Zandvoort circuit for the first time since 1985 adds a nod to tradition.
Five-time Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton has launched a new plant-based, sustainable burger chain.
Hamilton has collaborated with hospitality organisation The Cream Group and investors including Tommaso Chiabra - an early backer of Beyond Meat - to launch Neat Burger, which the Mercedes driver says holds “a commitment to ethical practices and being kinder to our world.”
The first branch will open in London on Monday 2nd September, while the restaurant says it has plans to open 14 franchises around the world in the next 24 months.
Car manufacturer INFINITI has launched a video campaign with Daniel Ricciardo, which follows the Renault F1 Team driver’s bid to become the employee of the month at an INFINITI dealership.
The driver shows off his customer service skills as well as his marketing ideas in the five minute slot which aims to show off INFINITI’s role as Technical Partner to Renault F1 Team, where it has co-developed the Energy Recovery System in the car’s power unit.
The film was scripted, produced, directed and distributed by Prism Sport + Entertainment.
Porsche and TAG Heuer have agreed a long-term partnership that will see the luxury watch brand partner with the car maker’s Formula E team.
The deal will see TAG become the Title and Timing partner of the team, which will henceforth be known as TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team from the 2019/20 season onwards.
Tim Welland, Associate Director, rEvolution, gives his views on the evolution of motorsport, and how some innovative new ideas are transforming the image of the sport.
The world of motorsport has experienced a seismic shift over the last five years, which has demonstrated the industry’s evolutionary attitude and has helped to highlight the sport’s bright future.
Panasonic Jaguar Racing has released the latest instalment of its Innovation Unwrapped series, showcasing the transfer of technology from its Jaguar I-PACE model into the eTROPHY Championship.
The all-electric I-PACE was voted 2019 World Car of the Year and sits at the heart of Jaguar’s electric revolution.
The video provides an insight into Jaguar’s all-electric performance SUV and how much technology it shares with the eTROPHY race car.
Panasonic Jaguar Racing has profiled some of the Formula E team’s lesser-known members as part of a new video.
Released on the back of Mitch Evans’ win at the recent Rome E-Prix, the video features an interview with the driver as well as a number of other behind-the-scenes figures, including the Performance Energy Engineer, Assistant Team Manager and Performance Coach.
The England and Wales Cricket Board’s non-executive directors have recommended that the governing body’s current Chairman, Colin Graves, should remain in the role for an additional six-month period, until November 2020.
The extension will allow Graves (pictured) to oversee the first season of The Hundred, a new ECB competition that will form a key component of a new five-year strategic plan that has been dubbed ‘Inspiring Generations’.
The recommendation will be put to the ECB’s membership for consideration at the organisation’s annual general meeting on 7th May.
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