Tag Archive: Bernie Ecclestone

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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Jul 04

Sebastian Vettel buys unique art collection celebrating 32 F1 World Champions

Champions Collection for Champion Driver

Sebastian Vettel buys unique art collection celebrating 32 F1 World Champions World Champions in Art, the entity which was created to celebrate the achievement of all 32 of the FIA’s World Champion drivers in individual artistic depictions, is delighted to announce that the entire 32-­piece collection has been acquired by Sebastian Vettel, himself a four-­times World Champion. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Ecclestone plotting fairer F1 money distribution

“I told Toto not to think about banking any money yet” – Ecclestone
Bernie Ecclestone has revealed he could shake up the way money is distributed across the sport by scrapping the bonus payments handed out to Ferrari, Mercedes, Red Bull and McLaren.
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Jun 23

Interlagos insists Brazilian GP safe, seeking extension

The city’s current contract runs through 2020
Organisers for the Brazilian Grand Prix insist it will complete the renovation work it needs to ensure it remains on the Formula 1 calendar until the end of its contract after Bernie Ecclestone claimed the event is facing the axe.
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Jun 18

Imola will replace Monza if deal not reached – Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone says F1 will return to Imola as host for the Italian Grand Prix in 2017 if a new deal with Monza cannot be reached
The iconic high-speed circuit – which has hosted all-but-one Italian GP since 1950 – has been facing the axe for more than a year now as negotiations to extend its deal to beyond 2016 repeatedly stall over hosting fees and upgrade plans. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 25

Despite his criticism in other areas, Christian Horner feels the move to open up tyre strategies has proven an F1 success story so far in 2016

Horner: Bernie is going to say ‘I told you so…’
 

Horner: Bernie is going to say ‘I told you so…’Christian Horner has joked that Bernie Ecclestone will take credit for the move to shake up the tyre strategies for the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship following a successful application of the revised regulation in the opening three rounds of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Ecclestone stirs controversy with latest women in F1 comments

Ecclestone: Women not strong enough for F1

Ecclestone stirs controversy with latest women in F1 commentsBernie Ecclestone has stirred controversy by declaring women would not be ‘taken seriously’ if they competed in Formula 1. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13

Boullier: F1 making positive step with qualifying change

The Frenchman was a central part of the F1 teams uniting and writing to Jean Todt and Bernie Ecclestone
Boullier: F1 making positive step with qualifying changeMcLaren-Honda racing director Eric Boullier says Formula 1 has made the right move for the fans by reverting back to the previous qualifying format and ditching the highly-criticised knockout experiment. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 02

Ecclestone dismisses drivers as having no voice

“They can say what they like can’t they? They can’t do anything”

Ecclestone dismisses drivers as having no voiceBernie Ecclestone says it is not worth the drivers grouping together to voice their concerns of the way Formula 1 is run as they ‘have no strength’ and ‘no voice’.
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Mar 28

Ecclestone confirms F1 sale price agreed – but he’s not buying

“There are two people who want to buy”
Ecclestone confirms F1 sale price agreed - but he's not buyingF1 ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone claims that the sport has not one, but two potential buyers lined up its controlling stake – but insists that he is not one of them. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

Ecclestone hopes Ferrari, Red Bull take fight to Mercedes

F1 rule makers still searching for a decision on technical regulations for next year
Ecclestone hopes Ferrari, Red Bull take fight to MercedesBernie Ecclestone says he is ‘hoping upon hope’ that Ferrari and Red Bull can take a challenge to the domination of Mercedes and ensure the 2016 F1 world championship becomes a memorable season for the fans.
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Feb 27

New qualifying format set to be delayed

Formula 1’s controversial new qualifying system looks set to be delayed

New qualifying format set to be delayedFormula 1’s controversial new live elimination qualifying format looks set to be delayed to the Spanish GP because of software issues. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 22

Ecclestone: F1 is the worst it has ever been

“Most of the participants are only thinking about what’s good for them in the short term” – Ecclestone
Ecclestone: F1 is the worst it has ever beenBernie Ecclestone says ‘Formula 1 is the worst it has ever been’ and calls the F1 manufacturers ‘a cartel’ as he gives his view on how the sport can improve.

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Jan 31

London Grand Prix idea raised – again

Impending government proposals have resurrected dreams of an F1 race on the streets of the English capital…

London Grand Prix idea raised – againThe prospect of an F1 race taking place on the streets – or, more specifically, in the parks – of London has surfaced once again as the sport’s off-season downtime allows for daydreaming. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

Ecclestone sides with drivers over ‘flat out tyres’ push

Bernie Ecclestone says he will back driver requests for tyres they can race ‘flat out’ on, but says they must work with Pirelli to do so

Ecclestone sides with drivers over ‘flat out tyres' pushBernie Ecclestone says he is willing to stand by requests from drivers to introduce tyres that allow them to push throughout a race, but says they must meet halfway with Pirelli regarding testing. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 20

V6 turbo hybrids set to stay as engine cost cuts agreed

All new agreements will still need to be ratified by the World Motorsport Council.

V6 turbo hybrids set to stay as engine cost cuts agreedF1 teams and the FIA agree to engine cost cutting measures in return for the V6 Hybrid power units to stay in play until 2020, it is understood. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

Ecclestone: Female drivers wouldn’t be taken seriously

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone says a female racer ‘wouldn’t be taken seriously’ if they were to secure an F1 race seat

Tatiana Calderon On the weekend when former Williams F1 test driver Susie Wolff launches her ‘Dare to Be Different’ campaign to increase female participation in all areas of motorsport, Bernie Ecclestone says a woman racer ‘wouldn’t be taken seriously’ if they were to secure an F1 race seat. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 12

Manufacturers seek to entice Todt with cheaper engines

Such a move would likely irk Bernie Ecclestone

F1 - La Grille - photo Getty Images Manufacturers are set to reduce the price of its engines for customer teams as a way of avoiding the introduction of a ‘customer engine’, according to reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Ferrari prepared to quit F1 over mandate move

Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne says he would be prepared to pull the manufacturer out F1

2015-10-24_39752 Ferrari doesn’t accept the mandate handed to Bernie Ecclestone and Jean Todt, warning it could quit the sport if it leads to sweeping changes. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

Pirelli’s Hembery touts three continental series in F1

“The market people all say the same thing, which is that the biggest problem in F1 is with the timings” – Hembery

Pirelli's Hembery touts three continental series in F1Pirelli’s Paul Hembery is set to give Bernie Ecclestone a plan to add new life to the sport with three continental series inside one F1 world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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