Tag Archive: Bernie Ecclestone

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 »

Dec 11

Ecclestone: Ferrari is challenging mandate move

However, Ecclestone remains unconcerned if the matter is taken further

Ecclestone: Ferrari is challenging mandate moveBernie Ecclestone says Ferrari has written a letter to the FIA complaining that it doesn’t have the right to hand down a mandate that could give the F1 supremo and the governing body pivotal power in decision-making processes. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 06

Hamilton still living the dream as F1 champion

Lewis Hamilton paid tribute to his family’s sacrifices as he picked up the F1 drivers’ championship trophy for a third time

Hamilton still living the dream as F1 championLewis Hamilton has admitted that he still can’t quite believe that he has equalled the record of his hero as a three-time F1 champion. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

FIA confirms 2016 calendar in World Motor Sport Council decisions

FIA announces World Motor Sport Council decisions

2015-10-25The World Motor Sport Council approved, by a near unanimous number (just one vote against), a mandate for the FIA President, Jean Todt and the Representative of the Commercial Rights Holder, Bernie Ecclestone to make recommendations and decisions regarding a number of pressing issues in Formula One such as governance, Power Units and cost reduction.

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Dec 03

FIA, Ecclestone granted more F1 power

FIA President Jean Todt and Bernie Ecclestone are to be given fresh powers to govern the future direction of Formula 1

FIA, Ecclestone granted more F1 powerThe WMSC announces it is giving Jean Todt and Bernie Ecclestone a mandate to wield more power in the ‘decisions regarding pressing issues in F1’. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Lotus asks F1 to ‘review its business model’

“I believe it is crucial for Formula 1 to review its business model” – Gastaldi
2015-10-23_39148 Lotus F1 deputy team principal Federico Gastaldi has called for Formula 1 to review its business model and has given a stern warning if certain situations continue the sport will drive fans away. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

Ferrari veto initiates FIA customer engine tender

“Therefore the FIA will initiate a consultation with all stakeholders regarding the possible introduction of a client engine”

2015-10-24_39875 Ferrari’s veto against plans to introduce a power unit and gearbox cost cap results in the FIA and FOM to pitch for development of a customer engine. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

Ecclestone pushing for standard customer engine

A more cost-effective V6 customer engine could be made available to teams from 2017

Ecclestone pushing for standard customer engineBernie Ecclestone says a tender to invite independent suppliers to develop a new twin turbo V6 engine for F1 2017 will be launched next week. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

COTA boss in support of more US races

The real strength to it is if we can get more races in our time zone and Mexico

GP Austin - photo Getty Images Bobby Epstein says more F1 races in American-friendly time zones can only prove beneficial for the Circuit of the Americas event. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

Max Yamabiko: Has Bernie solved Red Bull’s engine crisis?

So what are these options?

2015-06-06_1790 As Red Bull’s engine saga drags on, Max Yamabiko looks into other more leftfield power unit options available to it and why Bernie Ecclestone may be behind them… Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Kaltenborn: Ecclestone understands EU complaint

“The system of dividing revenues and determining how Formula 1 rules are set is both unfair and unlawful.”

Kaltenborn: Ecclestone understands EU complaintMonisha Kaltenborn says Bernie Ecclestone ‘understands’ why Sauber and Force India have lodged a complaint to the EU competition commission. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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