Tag Archive: Bernie

Nov 14

Brazil GP: Messy F1 splits, Massa’s final triumph and Bernie’s back

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Sep 23

Heineken targets Vietnam F1 race

Heineken is also intrigued to see what changes the recent takeover by Liberty Media has on Formula One
2016-06-09_0603 Heineken’s senior global brand director Gianluca Di Tondo says the brand’s biggest wish in F1 would be to introduce more Formula 1 races in the Asia-Pacific region and has targeted Vietnam to host a Grand Prix in the future.
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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 »

Jul 06

British GP: Hamilton, Rosberg can’t influence team orders decision

Though Hamilton has urged Mercedes not to introduce team orders, Wolff suggests the matter is now out of the drivers’ hands
2016-06-12_1475Toto Wolff says Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg cannot make their case for or against the implementation of team orders, saying the decision will be taken by Mercedes internally.

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Nov 17

Mercedes hints it will discuss engine price ‘compromise’

Wolff maintains he is open to discussing the potential to lower prices of its engines
Mercedes hints it will discuss engine price ‘compromise’Toto Wolff airs his frustration about the ‘political agendas’ behind the move to develop a customer engine, but says Mercedes is open to discussion.

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Nov 20

European Union ‘turns eye’ to F1 crisis – report

The threat of a major civil war within formula one is growing by the day.

Circle of 12 gold stars on a blue backgroundThat is the claim of Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, following reports disgruntled small teams Lotus, Sauber and Force India are furious talks to have more income released by F1 owner CVC are failing to bear fruit. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 23

Korea eyes F1 return with Seoul night race

Korea is casting jealous eyes on the success of Singapore’s city night race as it plans to return to the F1 calendar.

2012-10-14 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Korea International Circuit 01 South Korea’s first foray, at the desolate, highly unpopular and debt-making Yeongam circuit between 2010 and 2013, is now looked back upon as an unmitigated failure. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 23

Suzuka has inked a new five-year contract to keep hosting the annual Japanese grand prix.

Suzuka signs new F1 contract through 2018

Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka logoSpeed Week reports that the extension, signed trackside at Spa-Francorchamps on Friday, will see the sport return to the popular track until at least 2018. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 25

Qatar wants pre-season F1 test in 2014

Qatar has emerged as F1’s next likely new host.

Lozail Qatar Test NightWe reported last October that the Arab state, already the host of a floodlit MotoGP race at the Losail circuit outside capital Doha, was looking to host “F1 teams (for) pre-season testing and other activities”. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 09

Heidfeld wants more powerful driver ‘lobby’

Heidfeld’s test marred by lingering cold

2011-02-19 - Lotus Renault GP - Barcelona - Nick Heidfeld 042011-02-19 - Lotus Renault GP - Barcelona - Nick Heidfeld 02Nick Heidfeld would like F1’s driver trade union to have more power. Until returning to the grid last year, the German veteran was the chairman of the safety-oriented Grand Prix Drivers’ Association (GPDA). Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 08

Visitors bullish after seeing injured Kubica

Robert Kubica’s recovery from horrific rally crash injuries might not take as long as a year.

2010-03-27 - Renault F1 Team - Eric Boullier 01Robert Kubica - rallye d'Antibes - 10-2010The 12 month prediction was made by the surgeon in charge of the Polish driver’s nearly eight hour operation on Sunday, but Renault team boss Eric Boullier said on Monday that doctors’ forecasts are always conservative. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 11

Bernie and Slavica Ecclestone divorced

A private hearing will be held if a financial settlement cannot be agreed.

In a hearing that took less than one minute, a district judge in London on Wednesday granted Slavica Ecclestone a divorce.

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Feb 25

Bernie approves USF1 project for 2010

USF1 to begin carmaker engine talks for 2010

Bernie Ecclestone has given the ‘USF1’ concept the thumbs-up, British principal Peter Windsor admitted during the launch of the American formula one team on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »