Bernie Ecclestone articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Ecclestone taken to hospital after mugging 26th November 2010, 8:47

Bernie Ecclestone was taken to hospital after being mugged in London on Wednesday.

Bernie Ecclestone hits 80 with no sign of slowing down 28th October 2010, 9:17

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.

Ecclestone came close to cancelling Korea 19th October 2010, 8:34

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 […]

Ecclestone asks Hungarian President “Was your crown made in China?” 7th August 2010, 9:45

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 […]

Branson heads Ecclestone on Rich List 25th April 2010, 19:42

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, […]

Ecclestone still chasing New York dream 25th March 2010, 17:08

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 […]

Shortcuts on F1 tracks? Bernie Ecclestone’s winding everyone up again 13th January 2010, 20:49

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 […]

Ecclestone still wants Australian night race 25th October 2009, 23:21

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 […]

The bitterly-fought FIA presidential election is too important to ignore 17th October 2009, 11:38

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 […]

CVC boss slams Ecclestone 26th September 2009, 11:11

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 […]