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Motorsport.com
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; 24 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

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 January 2016, Motorsport.com appointed Zak Brown as non-executive chairman of Motorsport.com[13] In February, the site announced a strategic merchandising partnership with UK-based Branded-London and Puma Company.[14] In March 2016, Motorsport.com became the official digital media partner of the FIA World Endurance Championship,[15] while also extending exclusive digital rights agreement to host the F1 video magazine Series Inside Grand Prix.[16] On 15 March 2016, Motorsport.com acquired Spain's moto racing digital media company Motocuatro.com.[17] In April 2016, Motorsport.com acquired TurkiyeF1.com, Turkish auto racing website. In May 2016 Motorsport.com acquired gp-live.hu.[18] In June 2016 Motorsport.com acquired F1-Ukraine.com.ua.[19] The following month, the site become official media partner" of the 2016 TCR International Series.[20]

In 2016, Motorsport.com expanded to Japan through a joint venture with digital media company, Kotsu Times Sha Co.[21]

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,[22] MotoGP Editor Oriol Puigdemont,[23] European News Editor Pablo Elizalde,[24] US Editor David Malsher, News Manager Nick DeGroot, NASCAR Editors Lee Spencer and Jim Utter,[25]French Editor Guillaume Navarro, Italian Editor Franco Nugnes,[26]Australian Editor Andrew van Leeuwen,[27]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,[28][29]Indian Editor Darshan Chokhani,[30]Canadian Editor René Fagnan[31] and Japanese Editor Kunihiko Akai.

Awards

  • Motorsport.com received Silver Telly Award by Telly Awards.[32]

References

  1. ^ "Motorsport.com Acquires No. 1 France-Based Motor Sport Website ToileF1.com". Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "Motorsport Acquires Online Auto Enthusiast Publication WorldCarFans.com". Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Motorsport.com Acquires Italy's Largest Online Automotive Publishing Company". Retrieved 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 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 2016.
  8. ^ "Finali Mondiali - Motorsport.com Official Media Partner for the event". Ferrari.com. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ "Motorsport.com and GPTicketShop.com Announce Global Partnership". Retrieved 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. ^ Motorsport.com Appoints Zak Brown Non-Executive Chairman
  14. ^ Motorsport.com and Branded, a Puma company, Announce Partnership
  15. ^ "Motorsport.com Named As Official Digital Media Partner". Fiawec.com. Retrieved 2016.
  16. ^ "Motorsport.com Extends Exclusive Rights Agreement To Host "inside Grand Prix"". Formula 1 press. Retrieved 2016.
  17. ^ "Motorsport.com adquiere la compañía digital líder en España Motocuatro.com". El Economista.es. Retrieved 2016.
  18. ^ "Motorsport.com Acquires Leading Hungarian Auto Racing Website". Retrieved 2016.
  19. ^ "Through Acquisition, Motorsport.com Launches Digital Platform in Ukraine". Retrieved 2016.
  20. ^ "TCR International Series partners with Motorsport.com". 23 June 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  21. ^ "Leading Japanese Digital Media Company Kotsu Times Sha Co. to Invest in Motorsport.com". Morningstar.com. Retrieved 2016.
  22. ^ "World Leading F1 News Journalist Jonathan Noble Joins Motorsport.com". Retrieved 2015.
  23. ^ "Motorsport.com Appoints Oriol Puigdemont as MotoGP Editor". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 2016.
  24. ^ "Motorsport.com Pablo Elizalde announced as news editor for Europe". WardsAuto.com.
  25. ^ "Motorsport.com to Host Popular Weekly NASCAR Television Show "RACELINE"". WFMJ-TV. Retrieved 2015.
  26. ^ "Motorsport.com Launches New Digital Platform in Italy". KIII.
  27. ^ "Motorsport.com Launches Australian-Specific Digital Platform". WDRB.
  28. ^ "Motorsport.com Launches Its New Digital Platform to the Middle East and North Africa". KUAM-TV.
  29. ^ "Motorsport.com expands footprint into Mena region". Trade Arabia.
  30. ^ "Motorsport enters Indian market with new website". MediaNama.
  31. ^ "Veteran René Fagnan to Lead Editorial Efforts in Province of Québec". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 2016.
  32. ^ "2016 Online Video Silver Winners". Telly Awards. Retrieved 2016.

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