The ultimate guide to becoming a racing driver

I wrote a piece for Drivetribe all about becoming a racing driver. It talks about costs, the different license types and sponsorship.

8 questions you should ask before hiring a coach

Maybe you're a racing driver looking to take that step up, improve your race craft or get more confident in front of the media. Or perhaps you're looking for a career change to get into the exciting world of motorsport. Or, maybe, you already run a...

“Why should businesses give a driver money just to go racing?”

Car Keys understands that when sponsoring a driver or team, there needs to be a benefit.

Don’t make these mistakes when contacting sponsors

We’ve all been there, sending amazing sponsorship pitches but hearing absolutely nothing. It’s disheartening but there is a way to combat this and it’s about more than the volume of emails you send out.

Racing Mentor partners with Team Holmes Motorsport

Results from the Sponsorship Bootcamp and how it has brought Racing Mentor and Team Holmes Motorsport together.

Coffee: Your secret sponsorship weapon

I shared something from Ramit Sethi of IWT on the Racing Mentor Facebook community page. It gave an example of an email Ramit opened in 30 seconds and shows that coffee is key but not the clincher.

How to find sponsors: An insight into my process

If I’m sitting down for a hustle session, I have a pretty specific way of going about things. Everyone is different but I thought a little insight into my process would give you an idea of how it’s done.

Should you ask for product sponsorship instead of cash?

There are plenty of benefits to getting product sponsorships, especially if it’s early on in your career. Before I touch on how to approach a company for this kind of partnership, here’s some reasoning behind the benefits with some experiences of my own.

Why you need to stop begging for sponsorship on social media

Stop begging for sponsorship, it doesn’t work. Here are some ways to improve your social posts and attract new sponsors.

Become more than just a ROI calculation

Automotive chemical company LIQUI MOLY recently announced its increased investment in the UK and this was a great chance for me to catch up with the brand to talk about its sponsorship of touring car teams, MotoGP drivers and winter sports events.

Lessons from an Italian car launch

Despite having been on many press trips, there’s still the odd one that makes me pinch myself. My recent trip to Italy was exactly that when Abarth flew me out to Italy for the launch of the new 695 Rivale, a car launched in collaboration with Riva Yachts.

How to maximise your track-side media presence

What’s your story? What’s your personality like? What’re your goals and ambitions? Fans want to connect with you, and if you give them a reason to follow you through countless race weekends, that’s a powerful tool, especially as it puts you in a more marketable position for sponsors.

Coffee: Your secret sponsorship weapon

I shared something from Ramit Sethi of IWT on the Racing Mentor Facebook community page. It gave an example of an email Ramit opened in 30 seconds and shows that coffee is key but not the clincher.

Podcast 005 – Public speaking tips with Chris Dawes

Listen to this latest episode with Chris to get a few tips on controlling your nerves and structuring a talk but most importantly, listen to why you should be doing all these things and how it could help you to pick up sponsorship.