Tag Archive: Bernie Ecclestone

Oct 21

F1 to exceed 20 races as Madrid plans emerge

Plans are afoot for a F1 street race in the heart of Madrid, Spain’s El Confidencial reports.

Flag of MadridIt is claimed Bernie Ecclestone is in talks with a group of Spanish businessmen who want the sport to race on the streets of the large capital city. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Las Vegas ‘ready to go’ with F1 race – Ecclestone

Las Vegas could be the next new F1 destination, Bernie Ecclestone has revealed.

Bernie Ecclestone-11-2010 “Vegas say they are ready to go and it would be on The Strip for sure,” the F1 chief executive told business journalist Christian Sylt, in the Independent. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Marussia set to run two cars in Austin

Marussia looks set to revert to a two-car operation in the wake of the Russian grand prix.

2014-03-16 - Marussia F1 Team - Australia - Jules Bianchi (2) After Sunday at Sochi, where Max Chilton went it alone while the seriously injured Jules Bianchi’s sister car sat dormant, Briton Chilton admitted it had been “an incredibly tough week” for the entire team. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

F1 told to be ‘silent’ during Russian anthem

Drivers and team personnel have been ordered to fall silent when the Russian anthem is played on the Sochi grid later on Sunday.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Sochi (4) British reports claim the edict, delivered by controversial Russian president Vladimir Putin’s friend Bernie Ecclestone, is “unprecedented” in F1 history. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

Next Russian GP to be night race – report

The next Russian grand prix could be a night race.

Sochi-F1-Grand-Prix-2014-Russian-GP According to the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, new F1 venue Sochi Autodrom’s contract with Bernie Ecclestone is for at least seven years. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Marussia F1 Team to race on with a single car in Sochi

2014 Formula 1 Russian Grand PrixMarussia withdraws Bianchi’s car in Russia

10 - Marussia F1 TeamThe Marussia F1 Team will run a single car for the duration of the forthcoming grand prix weekend in Sochi, out of respect for their driver Jules Bianchi, who remains in hospital in Yokkaichi, Japan, in a critical but stable condition.

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Oct 10

Marussia left to decide on Russia GP participation

The Telegraph claims the decision will depend partly on the views of Bianchi’s parents on site in Japan

2014-03-16 - Marussia F1 Team - AustraliaAs F1 drivers prepare to set out for the first ever practice action in Russia, it is still not clear how Marussia will tackle the weekend mere days after Jules Bianchi’s crash.

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Oct 10

FIA set to reveal Bianchi crash investigation

FIA president Jean Todt is also in Russia this weekend.

FIA The atmosphere in the Sochi paddock is grim, with many drivers visibly upset and even angry in the wake of the circumstances surrounding Jules Bianchi’s crash. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Bianchi crash and politics overshadow Sochi preparations

Bernie Ecclestone has argued consistently that F1’s first visit to Russia should not be mixed with the country’s political situation.

Bernie Ecclestone - Vladimir Putin 2 F1 has made the 8,000 kilometre trek from Suzuka to the all-new Sochi Autodrom, but many are not in the mood to celebrate the sport’s latest destination. That is not just because the Russian grand prix is controversial in the shadow of the Ukraine conflict, with president Vladimir Putin slated to attend. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

Controversial Putin to attend Russia GP

F1 will court further controversy this weekend when Russian president Vladimir Putin oversees the inaugural grand prix at Sochi.

Bernie Ecclestone - Vladimir Putin 3 Amid the Ukraine crisis, the MH17 atrocity and tough anti-Russian sanctions imposed by Europe and the US, there had already been calls for formula one to cancel its first race in the country. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Questions explode as Bianchi crash video emerges

“Was it the direction of the race or the officials who were at the corner?”
 

2014-06-07_0535 As Jules Bianchi lies critically ill in a Japanese hospital, grave questions are being asked about the circumstances surrounding his terrifying collision with a recovery vehicle on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Bianchi ‘understands’ Ferrari signing Vettel

Jules Bianchi has acknowledged there will be no room for him at Ferrari in 2015.

IMG_4100 Earlier – before Sebastian Vettel stunned the paddock with his shock Red Bull exit – Frenchman Bianchi nominated himself as the “logical” candidate to replace Fernando Alonso at Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Ecclestone says F1 board reports ‘rubbish’

Bernie Ecclestone has slammed reports his return to formula one’s executive board has been denied.

2012-11-15_0006 British newspapers on Friday had said that despite his German legal troubles now being over, the board of F1’s holding company Delta Topco put “conditions” on Ecclestone’s return that were not met. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Belgium GP set for 2018 deal

Far away from the Suzuka paddock, the F1 world heard promising news on Friday from Belgium.

Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium L’Echo newspaper reported that Bernie Ecclestone has agreed to extend the grand prix deal for the popular and fabled Spa-Francorchamps circuit until 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Typhoon delay could affect Russia GP

F1 authorities have ruled out running the Japanese grand prix on Saturday, it has emerged from Suzuka.

2014-08-13 - Sochi 2 Bernie Ecclestone’s contracts with broadcasters promise a Sunday race, and Honda-owned Suzuka is also concerned it would have to refund tickets bought for Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Ecclestone denied return to F1 board

Fresh doubt is being cast over Bernie Ecclestone’s F1 reign.

2012-06-07_0277 News is circulating around the Suzuka paddock on Friday that the sport’s ‘supremo’ has been denied his planned return to the executive board. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 26

Time short for three-car teams in 2015 – McLaren

Time is running short if formula one needs three-car teams to bolster dwindling grid numbers in 2015.

2014-03-17 - McLaren Mercedes - Australia - Eric Boullier 01 That is the claim of Eric Boullier, boss of the McLaren team, presumably one of the richer outfits that would be called upon by Bernie Ecclestone to pick up the slack should some struggling teams collapse over the winter. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 26

Public opposed to Russian GP

“Sport is outside politics and this principle must be observed” – Dmitry Kozak

Autodrome in Sochi Just two weeks before F1 action kicks off at Sochi, the sport’s decision to press ahead with the inaugural Russian grand prix remains highly controversial. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 26

Cosworth eyes F1 return with affordable V6 – report

Cosworth could be eyeing a return to formula one, with the support of none other than Bernie Ecclestone.

Cosworth logo Although the expensive new engine rules and a lack of customers sent the British company off the grid at the end of last year, Cosworth announced recently it is setting up a new manufacturing centre at its Northampton base. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

Newspaper never said McLaren lost whisky sponsor

Johnnie Walker parent Diageo declined to step up its deal with McLaren to title sponsorship.

2014-06-05_0056 Days ago, we reported incorrectly that because Bernie Ecclestone had signed the whisky brand as an official F1 sponsor, it meant Johnnie Walker was leaving McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

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