Ecclestone came close to cancelling Korea

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Bernie Ecclestone has revealed he was on the verge of cancelling the Korean Grand Prix last month due to the late-running construction work. Speaking to The Guardian he said: It’s done now. It’s all right. Last month I didn’t think it would be finished. And it would have been cancelled then ?ǣ for sure. But … Continue reading Ecclestone came close to cancelling Korea

Ecclestone asks Hungarian President “Was your crown made in China?”

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The Hungarian Grand Prix organisers marked the 25th anniversary of their first F1 race this weekend. They put on a lavish ceremony attended by F1’s top drivers, Formula One Management CEO Bernie Ecclestone and the new Hungarian President P??l Schmitt. The video below from Hungarian news site index.hu shows some highlights from the event including … Continue reading Ecclestone asks Hungarian President “Was your crown made in China?”

Branson heads Ecclestone on Rich List

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Virgin boss Richard Branson has overtaken Bernie Ecclestone to become the richest Briton in F1, according to the Sunday Times Rich List. Branson’s personal wealth has been estimated at ??2.6bn this year, up ??1.4bn from last year as the end of the credit crunch has boosted Virgin’s revenues. He is 18th on the list. Eccletone, … Continue reading Branson heads Ecclestone on Rich List

Shortcuts on F1 tracks? Bernie Ecclestone’s winding everyone up again

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Bernie Ecclestone’s contribution to the debate over what should be done to improve racing in F1 is another one of his wind-ups: Imagine a shortcut which a driver can use five times every race. It would stop people getting stuck behind others. It would be good for TV. Bernie Ecclestone We’ve had similar ‘ideas’ from … Continue reading Shortcuts on F1 tracks? Bernie Ecclestone’s winding everyone up again

Ecclestone still wants Australian night race

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Bernie Ecclestone got the Australian Grand Prix promoters to run their Grand Prix as a ‘twilight race’ this year to suit European television audiences better. But he’s still pushing for the event to be turned into a night race like the Singapore Grand Prix. He told the Herald Sun: The later we can get the … Continue reading Ecclestone still wants Australian night race

The bitterly-fought FIA presidential election is too important to ignore

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With the FIA presidential election just days away the row over Max Mosley’s efforts to ensure he is succeeded by Jean Todt and not Ari Vatanen is the subject of great scrutiny. Vatanen has taken the step of appealing to a French court to ensure next week’s elections are carried out fairly, a move which … Continue reading The bitterly-fought FIA presidential election is too important to ignore

The state of the 2010 F1 calendar

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With so much attention focused on which teams might be racing in F1 in 2010, less is being said about what circuits might feature on the world championship calendar. Many circuits are facing pressure from falling audiences and Bernie Ecclestone’s unrelentingly high prices. There is significant doubt over the planned races at Hockenheim, Fuji and … Continue reading The state of the 2010 F1 calendar

The FIA must not let its row with Ferrari become a split that would destroy F1

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The Ferrari board confirmed today it will pull its team out of F1 if the FIA does not back down on its controversial plans for the 2010 rules. Toyota and Red Bull/Toro Rosso have already voiced the same objections and several F1 news sites are indicating that Mercedes, Renault and BMW are prepared to do … Continue reading The FIA must not let its row with Ferrari become a split that would destroy F1