Tag Archive: Bernie Ecclestone

Jul 27

New war erupts between F1 teams and media

Lewis Hamilton versus Nico Rosberg is not the only raging battle in formula one.

2014-06-22 - Williams Martini Racing - Austria - Felipe Massa 01 teams Red Bull’s Christian Horner lost his temper with “the negativities” being spread by journalists during the Friday press conference in Hungary. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

Briatore to inject more ‘show’ into F1 – reports

Bernie Ecclestone sees friend Flavio Briatore as the key to rescuing formula one’s flagging ‘show’.

Flavio Briatore - Enzo Coloni That is the claim of publications including the Spanish sports daily AS, in the wake of a meeting of team bosses in the Hungaroring paddock on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Zetsche wants Ecclestone to give up F1 marketing

At the height of the Michael Schumacher era, Hockenheim was a capacity-filled hotbed of German passion.

2014-07-20_0929 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Toto Wolff - Niki Lauda - Dr Dieter Zetsche Dieter Zetsche, the chairman of Mercedes parent Daimler, has pointed the finger at Bernie Ecclestone in the wake of the unpopular German grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

F1 teams to ‘follow’ Ecclestone to Russia

F1 team bosses have swerved around the political crisis in the wake of the MH17 air disaster.

2014-07-15 - Sochi Autodrom - photo Igor Chernov 03 The sport is scheduled to race on Russian soil for the first time in October, but there is pressure to cancel or boycott the race amid the deepening controversy. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Rosberg not worried about ‘Hamilton track’ Hungary

“I don’t care about statistics”

2014-06-05_0076 Championship leader Nico Rosberg insists he is not worried about racing on ‘a Hamilton track’ this weekend in Hungary. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Azerbaijan, New Jersey next for F1 calendar – Ecclestone

With Mexico set to join the 2015 calendar, two more new grands prix should follow the year after.

Three equally sized horizontal bands of blue, red, and green, with a white crescent and an eight-pointed star centered in the red bandThat is the news of F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone, even though on Thursday there was scepticism in the Budapest paddock that Mexico will actually happen in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Germany could host two races per year again

Future F1 calendars could once again host two grands prix in Germany within a single season.

2013-08-04-2013-08-04-GTMJB57 Recently, as it emerged the Nurburgring was close to a new deal with Bernie Ecclestone, it was said Hockenheim’s F1 foray could end altogether. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

F1 will respect Russia GP contract – Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone has moved to dismiss doubts about this year’s inaugural Russian grand prix.

Autodrome in Sochi In the wake of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 atrocity, pressure is falling on formula one to cancel its scheduled event at Sochi in October. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Ecclestone confirms Mexico set for F1 return

Mexico has secured its return to the formula one calendar in 2015.

2012-04-12 - Sauber F1 Team - Visit Mexico The Mexico City-based events company CIE said in a filing with the country’s stock exchange that it has signed a five-year contract with the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Vettel blamed for turning off Hockenheim crowd

Or maybe the German fans listened to their reigning world champion.

2014-06-07_0952 World champion Sebastian Vettel is copping some of the blame for the small crowd at Hockenheim last weekend. After buzzing atmospheres and big crowds in Canada, Austria and Silverstone, the empty seats for the German grand prix were conspicuous. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Hamilton heads for therapy after Hockenheim

“My knees are no problem,” he said, “but my back and my neck have been the issue really.”

2014-06-07_0243 Lewis Hamilton is planning a week of physiotherapy following his drive through the field after a hefty qualifying crash at Hockenheim. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 21

F1 left to muse reasons for small Hockenheim crowd

Elsewhere in Germany on Sunday, the Nurburgring hosted an event called the ‘Truck Grand Prix’.

2014-07-18 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton (16) Watching the unwieldy trucks from the grandstands were about 100,000 excited spectators — about twice the size of the crowd that gathered at Hockenheim for the 2014 German grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

Ecclestone plays down F1 buy-back reports

Bernie Ecclestone has played down suggestions he is set to buy back formula one.

Donald MacKenzie - Bernie Ecclestone F1 business journalist Christian Sylt claims the sport’s biggest shareholder, CVC, is already committed to selling its stake by next July. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

Empty track leaves F1 at ‘five minutes to 12′ – Lauda

Niki Lauda wants formula one to think urgently about what is turning off the fans in 2014.

2014-06-07_0333 Big crowds were buzzing in Austria and Silverstone recently, but it was impossible not to notice some almost completely empty grandstands at Hockenheim on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Boss ‘not worried’ about Hockenheim future

Hockenheim is not looking at this weekend’s German grand prix as its last.

2011.10.01-GT Masters Hockenheim 02 That is the claim of circuit boss Georg Seiler, amid reports a deal between Bernie Ecclestone and the Nurburgring could end an alternating scheme that currently sees Hockenheim host a grand prix every second year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Haas paid ‘$20m deposit’ for F1 team entry

Gene Haas proved his seriousness about entering formula one by paying a $20 million deposit.

Gene Haas - photo Getty Images That is the claim of F1 business journalist Christian Sylt, who told us the “more than $20m” deposit was paid at F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone’s request. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Ecclestone ‘upset’ with witness on Wednesday

The F1 chief executive was back in court

Bernie Ecclestone-11-2010 According to an observer reporting for the Austrian press agency APA, Bernie Ecclestone was “visibly upset” on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Weekend could be last blast at ‘new’ Hockenheim

Seiler said he is expecting a crowd of about 55,000 on Sunday.

ADAC GT Masters - Hockenheimring by Iain Shankland The “phones have been running hot” ahead of the German grand prix, according to Hockenheim boss Georg Seiler. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 15

Ecclestone says Gribkowsky payment an ‘insurance policy’

Bernie Ecclestone on Tuesday told his corruption trial in Munich that he made a $44 million payment to avoid bankruptcy.

Prosecutors allege the F1 chief executive paid Gerhard Gribkowsky so the banker would agree to sell the sport’s commercial rights to his preferred buyer and retain power. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 14

Montezemolo feels ‘duty’ to fix F1

Luca di Montezemolo has warned he is prepared to take action to improve formula one.

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Team - Luca di Montezemolo Fiercely critical of the sport’s direction, culminating in the new era of quiet, hybrid engines, the Ferrari president recently wrote a letter inviting the sport’s major stakeholders to an emergency meeting. Read the rest of this entry »

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