Garry Sloan

F1 Business writer

Location icon United Kingdom

A passionate Formula 1 fan with a curious and often cynical mind. I use my investigative talents and forensic analysis to explore the world of F1.

I write a weekly column, 'in the pit lane' for several publications.

‘In the pit lane – F1 exposed’ is my first book in the series which I hope will spark discussion and maybe positive changes within F1.

I am available to members of the media for interviews and quotes/comments for use in articles, blogs, podcasts or broadcast pieces.

I am also available to participate in 'an evening with' type of events.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe's master plan

Both Daimler and Toto Wolff continue to issue statements proclaiming their respective commitments to the Mercedes F1 team. Daimler recently said, "Speculation regarding a potential withdrawal from Formula 1 continues to be unfounded and irresponsible. "The sport has taken the right measures to address the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic and its future financial sustainability, and we welcome these steps.

Liberty Media takes back control in Brazil

The news broke last week amid controversy that F1 will move from Interlagos in Sao Paulo to a new purpose-built track on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. The construction of the new circuit would require the deforestation of the Camboatoa region with the felling of 200,000 trees something the developers claim will be negated by the planting of 700,000 new trees.

Lawrence Stroll F1's Rainmaker

Lawrence Stroll once again proves to be the consummate dealmaker with the announcement last week that Mercedes-AMG was involved in a new £1.3bn refinancing package for Aston Martin. Lawrence who had previously put together his Yew Tree consortium to purchase Aston Martin knew the company did not have enough cash to survive the next 12 months.

Good night Vietnam

The much-anticipated cancellation of the Vietnam 2020 race has struck another Covid-19 blow to Liberty Media's finances. In an interview with the New York Times in 2018 after announcing Vietnam as a new race Chloe Targett-Adams, the sport's global director of promoters and business relations (boy do they love their job titles) explained Liberty's strategy.

Gene Hass to decide

Last week Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean learned their services are no longer required by the Haas team. Grosjean told L'Equipe that team boss Guenther Steiner informed him that financially Haas needs two pay drivers. With that news, the rumour mill went into full speed with Sergio Perez, Mick Schumacher, and Nikita Mazepin all names in the frame.