Tag Archive: Bernie Ecclestone

Apr 23

F1 ‘must’ look beyond Ecclestone era – Wolff

On the eve of a trial that could send Bernie Ecclestone to jail, formula one is having to look into its future.

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Toto Wolff 01 If convicted of bribery in Munich, the F1 chief executive could even be jailed. But if found guilty and not jailed, he would surely nonetheless fall foul of the sort of strict corporate compliance rules that groups like Mercedes parent Daimler adhere to. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Prospects ‘not good’ as Ecclestone trial begins

Bernie Ecclestone’s bribery trial begins on Thursday.

Formula 1 Circuit in Sochi - Bernier Ecclestone 2 It could be the final lap in a long and lucrative career for the 83-year-old Briton, as two courts have already found that he did indeed bribe the already-jailed former F1 banker Gerhard Gribkowsky. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

F1 will move to put cost-cutting efforts back on the agenda during a May 1 meeting

F1 set for cost-cutting summit on 1 May

2014-04-20 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China - Lewis Hamilton (1)Earlier, it was reported FIA president Jean Todt was considering new measures including reviving ‘active suspension’, after the new top team-dominated Strategy Group blocked his move to impose budget caps in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Female lawyer to help Ecclestone run F1

Ecclestone, whose trial begins next Thursday, is not in China this weekend.

2013-06-07_0008 Bernie Ecclestone will lean heavily on the help of a 44-year-old woman when his corruption trial begins next week in Germany. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Engine makers get to work on louder F1

“So they can maybe do something there to make it sound a lot better.”

2013-03-28 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Mercedes-Benz engineF1′s engine manufacturers will focus their attention on the exhaust pipe as they work on spicing up the sound of the turbo V6 engines. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Plea bargain could keep Ecclestone in charge

“I’m going into this trial to prove my innocence of what I’m being charged with”

2013-06-07_0008Bernie Ecclestone has denied rumours he will strike a plea deal with Munich prosecutors to stay out of jail and in charge of F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Bernie Ecclestone is planning to launch a ‘masters’ series for former F1 cars and drivers

Ecclestone planning new F1 masters series

2012-06-10_0444 With drivers like Nigel Mansell, Emerson Fittipaldi and Riccardo Patrese at the wheel, ‘GP Masters’ was launched in 2005 but it folded after only 2 races. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

F1′s four smallest teams have written a letter complaining about the state of the sport

Smallest teams write ‘explosive’ letter – report

2014-03-30 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Malaysia -Sergio Perez - Teams Germany’s Sport Bild revealed that the letter, initiated by Marussia and also signed by Caterham, Force India and Sauber, was addressed to the other seven teams as well as Bernie Ecclestone and FIA president Jean Todt. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

2014 critics have ‘agenda’ – Mosley

“If you don’t have change, you just disappear.”

Max Mosley - photo Getty Images Former FIA president Max Mosley says criticism of the ‘new’ face of formula one is being powered by those with an “agenda”. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Ecclestone admits poor image amid bribery affair

“People talk badly about me, without really understanding what it’s about.”

2012-06-07_0273 Bernie Ecclestone has admitted that public perception already depicts him as being defeated amid the Gerhard Gribkowsky corruption affair. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Prosecutors dismiss Ecclestone ‘blackmail’ – report

F1 will “do our best” to run the sport while he is occupied in court

2012-11-15_0008 The pre-trial documents outlining the case against Bernie Ecclestone make no mention of the possibility he was blackmailed by Gerhard Gribkowsky. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

FIA to confirm Haas entry on Friday – Ecclestone

“The FIA has accepted him for sure”

Gene Haas portrait Gene Haas will hear some good news on Friday, F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has revealed. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Paid F1 ‘app’ to debut in June – Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone has agreed to race formula one into the digital age.

2012-06-07_0277 Early this week, Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali urged the F1 chief executive to embrace the internet, as the “young generation” does not want “to see an entire race for one and a half hours”. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 09

Teams in talks to buy into F1 – Ecclestone

A group of teams is indeed “having a conversation” about buying into F1

2014-03-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysia - Fernando Alonso - Kimi Raikkonen - Teams 01 Bernie Ecclestone on Wednesday revealed that a group of teams is considering buying into formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Haas still unsure of 2015 F1 entry

The delay in getting the 2015 entry approved is a worry

Gene Haas portrait Gene Haas has revealed he is yet to be notified officially that he will be let in as F1′s newest team owner in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

‘Super GP2′ could be key to F1′s future

The ‘GP1′ rumours are building.

GP2 - RT RUSSIAN TIME - Mitch Evans It has been rumoured that all the bleating about F1′s controversial 2014 rules is because Bernie Ecclestone and Dietrich Mateschitz are trying to devalue the sport so that they can buy it cheap. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

No title cliff-hanger in 2014 – Ecclestone

“It won’t be necessary this year”

2012-06-09_0002 When it comes to the loud criticisms of F1′s new ‘double points’ innovation, Bernie Ecclestone simply points to Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 07

Montezemolo left track during Bahrain thriller

“Seeing a Ferrari so slow on the straight gives me great pain”

Luca di Montezemolo - photo Getty Images Luca di Montezemolo did not wait to see Ferrari’s drivers collect the dregs of the points in Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 07

Teams pushing Ecclestone into internet era

“The young generation wants to see sport in a different way”

2010-06-13_0226 F1 needs to race into the digital era, according to Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 07

F1 to push ahead with making V6 engines louder

F1 will push ahead with trying to make the sport’s new turbo V6 engines louder.

2013-03-28 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Mercedes-Benz engine In an interview with the British broadcaster Sky on Sunday, chief executive Bernie Ecclestone was told by former driver Martin Brundle that changing the sound would surely require a total engine “redesign”. Read the rest of this entry »

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