“I think the teams are sensible enough even to race in Bahrain in the summer break.”
McLaren’s 2007 fine “$5 million for the offence, $95 million for Ron”.
Review of Tom Bower’s new book on Bernie Ecclestone.
Ecclestone withdrew his backing of this delayed biography.
Bernie Ecclestone blames former FIA president Max Mosley for the difficulties faced by the three new teams in 2010.
Bernie Ecclestone was taken to hospital after being mugged in London on Wednesday.
Bernie Ecclestone, the most powerful man in Formula 1, turn 80 years old today.
He’s been a racing driver, a manager and a team owner. But above all it’s in his role as president of Formula One Management that he exerts far-reaching influence over F1.
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 ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ for sure. But … Continue reading Ecclestone came close to cancelling Korea
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?â?íl 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?”
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 ?é?ú2.6bn this year, up ?é?ú1.4bn 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
Bernie Ecclestone’s comments to La Gazzetta dello Sport about wanting to hold a New York Grand Prix in 2012 are an encouraging sign that he hasn’t forgotten the need for F1 to have a race in the USA. He’s been pursuing his dream of a race in the Big Apple for four decades. But I … Continue reading Ecclestone still chasing New York dream
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
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
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
Bernie Ecclestone faces sharp criticism from F1 owners CVC for the second time this year. CVC Capital Partners board member Martin Sorrell gave the following quote to the Daily Mail following Ecclestone’s words of support for disgraced former Renault boss Flavio Briatore: First, we had Hitler did good, now we have cheating is acceptable. Where … Continue reading CVC boss slams Ecclestone
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
As revealed on Friday, Ferrari today are attempting to prosecute the FIA in the French courts for, they claim, breaking the terms of their now-infamous 2005 agreement. The outcome of the trial could be crucial for the future of the sport, but most likely it will prove just another chapter in the latest F1 row … Continue reading Ferrari to present case against FIA
I’ve been invited to appear on Sky News’s Sky.com programme tonight to talk about – what else? – the budget caps row. If you’ve got Sky News tune in at 7pm tonight to see if I can explain budget capping, two-tiered regulations and FIA rules without confusing myself… I’ve been on the programme a couple … Continue reading Talking budget caps on TV tonight
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
Before the season began the F1 teams’ association (FOTA) declared they wanted to co-operate with the FIA, as regulators of F1, and Formula One Management, as the commercial owners, to work for the good of the sport. Luca Montezemolo declared: Every sport needs a strong political authority and regulator because we are not in a … Continue reading Will the F1 teams back a candidate in the FIA president election?