Tag Archive: Bernie Ecclestone

Oct 23

Caterham staff locked out of Leafield factory

“They can’t get into the factory today”

2012-02-04 - Team Caterham 01 Caterham’s crisis went from bad to worse on Thursday, as team staff found themselves locked out of the Leafield factory. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

F1 world still guessing on Alonso’s next move

Yet another week in F1 history is passing by with little more known about the future of arguably the sport’s biggest name.

2014-09-04_0187 - Scuderia Ferrari - Italy - Fernando Alonso Insiders suggest Fernando Alonso is wavering between a McLaren-Honda contract on his terms or the very real prospect of a sabbatical as he waits for a seat at dominant Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Caterham collapse ‘better’ for F1 – Ecclestone

Caterham is on the brink of collapse, as the backmarker team loses even the support of F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

2014-03-02 - Caterham F1 Team - Trucks “I think it’s better they go,” said the 83-year-old Briton as the latest developments emerged late on Wednesday. “I don’t want people going around with begging bowls,” Ecclestone told the Sun newspaper in an article credited to business journalist Caroline Reid. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Barcelona ‘calm’ amid Madrid race reports

Spanish grand prix boss Salvador Servia insists reports the capital Madrid is bidding to join the F1 calendar do not worry him.

2014-05-09 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Spain - Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya El Confidencial reported in recent days that Bernie Ecclestone is in advanced talks with private investors who want to organise a city street race. Ecclestone, however, has already warned that after the decline of Spain’s second race at Valencia, there is now room only for one annual race per country. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Haas not worried about Ecclestone comments

Gene Haas has played down suggestions Bernie Ecclestone could freeze him out of F1 long before his team’s scheduled 2016 debut.

Gene Haas - photo Getty Images The American might be forgiven if he was alarmed by the F1 supremo’s latest statements, including Ecclestone’s desire for “a formula one with eight teams with three cars each”. And as backmarker Caterham sits on the brink of collapse this week, Ecclestone told The Sun: “I think it’s better they go. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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