Tag Archive: Bernie Ecclestone

Feb 11

Wolff: Liberty arrival must not become a distraction

Wolff said recently that the teams should not dismiss Liberty’s share proposals
Wolff: Liberty arrival must not become a distractionMercedes AMG Petronas boss Toto Wolff says Liberty Media’s takeover of the sport must not become a distraction in 2017 and that they must avoid getting “lost” in all the politics. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

Mosley: Liberty should have kept Ecclestone on

“In a way Formula 1 is his legacy.”
Mosley: Liberty should have kept Ecclestone onFormer FIA president Max Mosley says Liberty Media may regret not retaining Bernie Ecclestone as the sport’s CEO, adding that for “someone new to come in without all the personal relationships may be difficult”.
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Jan 28

Ecclestone rebuffs rival F1 series rumours

“I have built the Championship over the last near 50 years… and the last thing I want, is to see it damaged”
2016-06-09_0387 Bernie Ecclestone says he has no intention of setting up a series to rival Formula One and insists he would never want to damage the sport he has spent so long nurturing. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 27

Wolff: I wouldn’t be in F1 without Bernie…

“We must pay tribute to Bernie. It is quite amazing being 40 years at the helm of a sport” – Wolff
Wolff: I wouldn’t be in F1 without Bernie…Toto Wolff has given praise to the outgoing F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone and admits he would have never made it to the post of Mercedes team principal without the support of the 86-year-old.
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Jan 26

Wolff: F1 must grasp opportunity… but not become a ‘beta test’

“We mustn’t talk the sport down, as it is not broken There are ways to optimise it”
Wolff: F1 must grasp opportunity… but not become a ‘beta test’Mercedes AMG Petronas boss Toto Wolff has urged F1’s new owners Liberty Media not use the sport as a ‘beta test’ in its quest to take it into a new direction and to respect the factors that have made it such a success under the guidance of Bernie Ecclestone.
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Jan 25

FIA vows to ‘work closely’ with Carey, Liberty

Change would have been ‘challenging’ for Ecclestone – Carey
Change would have been ‘challenging’ for Ecclestone – CareyFIA President Jean Todt says Formula 1’s governing body is ready to ‘work closely’ alongside new CEO Chase Carey following a managerial shake up at the top of the rebranded Formula One Group. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Zak Brown pays tribute to the departing Ecclestone

“How will ‘bigger and better’ manifest itself? I think the clue is in the words ‘liberty’ and ‘media'”
Zak Brown- Bernie Ecclestone McLaren Executive Director Zak Brown has offered a tribute to Bernie Ecclestone following the news he will be stepping down from the role of Chief Executive Officer after 40 years at the helm Formula 1.
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Jan 23

Bernie Ecclestone has been axed as Formula 1 boss upon the completion of Liberty Media’s takeover of the commercial rights

Ecclestone axed as F1 boss on Liberty Media takeover

2016-06-09_0378 The 86-year-old has been named a chairman emeritus and will have the role of advisor to the board, while new F1 Chairman Chase Carey has added the role of Chief Executive Officer. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

Ecclestone to exit next week?

Bernie Ecclestone’s reign as F1 ringmaster could come to an end next week, it has been claimed.

2016-06-09_0599 According to Sky News, Liberty Media has offered him a “less hands-on role – with a title such as life president”. It also says that Chase Carey, who was appointed as F1’s new chairman at the end of last year, has lined up former ESPN executive Sean Bratches to run the commercial side of the sport, while ex-Ferrari and ex-Mercedes man Ross Brawn will have a “key role” on the sporting side.
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Jan 19

FIA gives green light to Liberty Media takeover of F1

“The FIA holds a one per cent shareholding in Delta Topco”

Liberty Media logoLiberty Media’s takeover of Formula 1 has been backed by the FIA in a unanimous vote by the World Motor Sport Council which met in Geneva.

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Jan 10

Donington Park brushes off British GP speculation

Silverstone currently holds a contract with Bernie Ecclestone to host the British Grand Prix until 2026
Donington Park Donington Park’s board has refuted the notion of stepping in to replace Silverstone as the host of the F1 British Grand Prix, as alternative venues are assessed after the Northamptonshire-based circuit considered its position on hosting the race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 08

Brawn: F1 needs a plan

Ross Brawn says one of his frustrations with Formula One is that the sport is too reactive and does not have any long term plans

Brawn: F1 needs a planBrawn – who masterminded title wins with Benetton, Ferrari and his own BrawnGP outfit – was linked to a new role in F1 last year, with rumours he could succeed Bernie Ecclestone as F1 chief. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 07

Bernie Ecclestone says he is concerned about the situation with Silverstone, but is confident Britain will continue to hold an F1 race, adding there are “two other opportunities”

Ecclestone “worried” about Silverstone, but not British GP

Ecclestone "worried" about Silverstone, but not British GPNews the race is under threat broke this week, after it emerged Silverstone’s owners, the British Racing Drivers’ Club are considering activating its break clause due to the costs of running the event. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 19

Liberty to table controversial F1 budget cap?

Chase Carey will work alongside Ecclestone for the time being
Chase Carey A budget cap imposed on Formula 1 teams is reportedly being considered by the sport’s new owners Liberty Media in an effort to reduce costs and lure fans by promoting fairer competition.
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Nov 03

Ross Brawn plays down F1 chief talk

“I’m doing a little consulting to help them better understand F1 but that’s all.”
2013-06-08_1134 Ross Brawn has denied reports he is being lined up to succeed Bernie Ecclestone as F1 chief, insisting he is simply ‘doing a little consultancy’ for the Liberty Group.
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Nov 01

Brawn lined up to succeed Ecclestone as F1 chief

Ross Brawn is reportedly ready to succeed F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone and has already signed a new contract with Liberty Media and the FIA

Brawn lined up to succeed Ecclestone as F1 chiefIn an interview with the Daily Telegraphy Brawn recently revealed he would be tempted to a move back to F1 but only in a role at the head of the sport and not part of a team. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

New F1 boss Chase Carey teases US expansion

Hinting there could be more events in locations as ‘Los Angeles, New York and Miami’
Chase Carey New Formula 1 Chairman Chase Carey has indicated it is his intention to further expand the sport in crucial American and Asian markets as he looks to take it to ‘another level’. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Liberty Media confirms F1 purchase

The American firm Liberty Media has confirmed its purchase of Formula 1 for £3.3bn with Bernie Ecclestone remaining as chief executive

2016-06-12 - DimancheThe deal comes after weeks of speculation with rumours the Italian Grand Prix would be Ecclestone’s final race in charge of the sport. Yesterday, the 85-year-old said he has been asked to remain involved in F1 for three years once the purchase had been officially confirmed.

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Sep 07

Ecclestone asked to stay in F1 for three years

After recent heightened speculation it was believed Ecclestone may be on the way out of F1 as part of the Liberty Group sale
2016-06-09_0215 Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has reportedly been asked to stay on for three years once the expected takeover of the sport is completed by Liberty Group. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Ecclestone’s mother-in-law kidnapped in Brazil

The ransom figure is the largest ever demanded in a kidnapping in Brazil
2016-06-09_0599 Bernie Ecclestone’s mother-in-law has reportedly been kidnapped in Sao Paulo with an estimated ransom of 120 million Brazilian Reals (£27.9m).
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