Tag Archive: Bernie Ecclestone

Oct 07

Ecclestone reveals F1 could be sold ‘this year’

Bernie Ecclestone has suggested Formula 1 could be sold to one of three potential buyers in the next couple of months

2015-06-07_0178 Bernie Ecclestone says there are three interested parties looking to purchase F1 and a deal could be finalised before the year is out. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

F1 moves for louder cars in 2016

An additional exhaust will be included on F1 cars in 2016 in an effort to increase the noise of the power units 

2015-06-04_0313 The FIA World Motor Sport Council has approved the introduction of a separate exhaust tailpipe for F1 cars next season in an effort to increase the noise and atmosphere. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 28

Lauda: Mateschitz doesn’t like Mercedes…

Red Bull says it is still in talks with Ferrari about a potential engine deal

Lauda: Mateschitz doesn’t like Mercedes…Niki Lauda says Dietrich Mateschitz never seriously approached Mercedes about a Red Bull engine deal because he ‘doesn’t like’ the manufacturer. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Teams say 2017 changes will get ‘back to roots of F1’

Formula 1 team bosses say they’re excited for the 2017 revised regulations proposed which will take the sport ‘back to its roots’

Teams say 2017 changes will get ‘back to roots of F1’Team bosses have expressed their excitement at proposals being considered for the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship, saying the revised regulations will take the sport ‘back to its roots’. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

Drivers urged not to publically shame Pirelli

“If one of them has got problems, they should talk to the people making the problems” – Ecclestone

Drivers urged not to publically shame PirelliDrivers are reminded to ‘express opinions in the right manner’ when discussing Pirelli following public criticism after the Belgian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Todt willing to take control of F1 regulation changes

FIA President Jean Todt says he would be willing to accept calls to disband the Strategy Group

2015-06-21_0116Jean Todt says he is prepared to take control and determine the F1 regulations alongside Bernie Ecclestone, but isn’t convinced it would be popular amongst teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Ecclestone: Mercedes not to blame for ‘one-sided’ F1

Bernie Ecclestone maintains that there is no reason to blame Mercedes’ dominance for the current air of discontent surrounding F1.

2015-06-07_1589 Bernie Ecclestone insists that Mercedes cannot be held accountable for the one-sided domination it is enjoying in the current era of F1, but admits that it would be better for the sport to have more competition. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 21

Ecclestone makes light of Red Bull quit threat

“I think Dietrich he is a reasonably intelligent guy and knows what he says and what the effects are.”

2015-06-07_0182 Bernie Ecclestone: It doesn’t mean it’s because Dietrich’s falling out of love, he wants a divorce. He just needs a new girlfriend, that’s all. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Imola return to save Italian Grand Prix?

Imola could make a return to the F1 calendar as part of a deal to share the Italian Grand Prix with Monza

Imola - Autodromo Enzo E Dino Ferrari Imola could return to host the Italian Grand Prix alongside Monza in a race-sharing deal as a way of ensuring the historic event remains on the F1 calendar, it has been revealed. Read the rest of this entry »

May 25

100 Most Influential People in Formula 1

Without  surprise, Bernie Ecclestone is number ONE

2013-06-06_0009 Like in past three years, Paddock Magazine proposes its list of the 100 most influential People in Formula 1. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Ferrari boss wants F1 cars to sound like heavy metal band

Evolution or revolution

Maurizio Arrivabene Ferrari has called for a rules “revolution” for formula one in 2017. Upset with the mild tone of the new V6 engines and a dwindling audience, Bernie Ecclestone wants a radical change and this week he earned the backing of Mercedes’ team chairman and F1 legend Niki Lauda. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 14

‘F1 has to remain affordable’ – Nurburgring CEO

After confirming that a contract is not yet in place to host the 2015 German Grand Prix

20130705-0030 The Nurburgring and Hockenheim alternate as host circuits of the German race, with the Nurburgring scheduled to be the venue used this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 07

F1: Being an F1 constructor ‘insanity’ – Haas

The Haas F1 Team will enter the sport in 2016

Haas F1 Team Gene Haas believes it is “insanity” for a new team to want to start in F1 as a constructor following the demise of Caterham and Marussia. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 19

Bernie Ecclestone presented 2014 Race Promoters’ Trophy to Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix organisers

The award will stay in Russia until the end of 2015

Sochi Autodrom logo On December 19th, 2014 an award ceremony to present the 2014 Race Promoters’ Trophy to the Russian Grand Prix organisers took place at Sochi Autodrom.

Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

No engine ‘discount’ for small teams – report

The F1 Commission this week failed to act on the issue of the sport’s struggling small teams.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Sochi (5) A report at Italy’s specialist Autosprint described the Geneva meeting as a “fiasco”, as 29 items were on the agenda “but only six were actually discussed”. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

F1 votes on rule changes for 2015 season

F1 has moved to scrap the highly controversial double points system ahead of the 2015 season.

Bernie Ecclestone -Donald Mackenzie Bernie Ecclestone’s innovation, designed to keep spice in the championship fight until the final corners of the season, has been furiously unpopular. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Denmark eyes F1 race for 2018

Denmark is the latest country in the queue to host a formula one race.

Red with a white cross that extends to the edges of the flag; the vertical part of the cross is shifted to the hoist sideThe Danish newspaper Herning Folkeblad said the Nordic country, already with a local driver on the grid in the form of Kevin Magnussen, is eyeing a grand prix debut for 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Qatar to break F1 fee record in 2017 – report

Qatar, the small Arab country, looks set to break F1’s record for the highest-paying grand prix host.

F1 business journalist Christian Sylt, who is close to the sport’s chief executive Bernie Ecclestone, cited ‘sources’ in reporting that Qatar looks set to pay about $78 million a year beginning with its first race no later than 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Ecclestone ready to ‘tear up’ income contracts

“Personally, I would tear up all of the contracts and discuss the redistribution of money.  No problem,”

2012-06-07_0277 Bernie Ecclestone on Saturday said he is prepared to “tear up” contracts and start again, as the sport’s civil war appeared to ease slightly in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Angry teams happier after Mackenzie meeting

F1’s three angry teams seemed slightly less angry on Saturday after a meeting with Donald Mackenzie.

2014-03-30 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Malaysia -Sergio Perez - Teams The usually paddock-shy CVC chief made the trip to Abu Dhabi to meet with Bernie Ecclestone and Lotus, Sauber and Force India, with the three teams crying foul over how the power and income is distributed within formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Older posts «