Tag Archive: Ecclestone

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 03

No agreement reached on qualifying debacle

Ecclestone and the teams emerged to confirm that no agreement has been reached

No agreement reached on qualifying debacleFormula 1’s much maligned qualifying format remains in place for the time being as a crunch meeting between F1 chiefs and team bosses failed to yield a unanimous decision, though a new proposal is set to be offered later this week.

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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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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 »

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 »

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 »

Oct 27

F1 set for three-car teams as more risk collapse

F1 risks sliding into crisis and having to reinvent its very DNA as struggling backmarker teams begin to succumb to collapse.

2014-06-08_0747 HRT folded in 2012, and now F1’s two other newest teams Caterham and Marussia are in the throes of financial administration. Organisers of next weekend’s US grand prix look set to welcome just 9 teams to an 18-car grid, unprecedented since BAR-Honda was banned for a time almost a decade ago.
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Oct 20

Lauda not sorry about Mercedes ‘unfreeze’ defiance

Dominant Mercedes is unapologetic amid increasing pressure to agree to an engine ‘unfreeze’ for 2015.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Sochi - Niki Lauda The new constructors’ champions came under fire recently when Red Bull’s Christian Horner claimed Mercedes went back on an earlier pledge to agree to relax the sport’s tight restrictions on in-season engine development. 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 »

Jun 11

F1 suffering global TV ratings decline – report

F1’s television ratings in key markets are strikingly down in 2014.

2014-06-07_0891Writing in the Spanish sports daily Marca, correspondent Miguel Sanz said the most worrying figures are coming out of Latin America, where the ratings decline has been a staggering 50 per cent. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Subway could become F1 sponsor – report

Subway could emulate its Nascar strategy

File:Subway restaurant.svgAmerican chain Subway could be the next sponsor to enter formula one, according to F1 business journalist Christian Sylt. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

F1 to allow new Kolles team in 2015

F1 is set to allow two new teams through the paddock turnstiles for 2015.

2011-07-24 - HRT F1 Team - Germany - Colin Kolles 01 Days ago, the sport’s chief executive said the bid made by Nascar team co-owner Gene Haas to enter F1 next year has been successful. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

Sepang not joining chorus to make F1 louder

F1 remains “amazing”

2012-03-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Sepang International Circuit 02 According to the outspoken Australian Ron Walker, his fellow F1 promoters will speak with “an enormous voice” next week in Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 22

F1 news update: Nasr, Schumacher, Bahrain, Ecclestone

Brazilian Felipe Nasr, and his sponsor Banco do Brasil, have joined Williams.

150x80-flagworldf1 GP2 frontrunner Nasr, 22, is the British team’s new reserve driver, and Williams said he will take part in five Friday morning practice sessions this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Farewell Formula One!

“It was a good way to end my career”

Mark Webber - thank you - photo Getty ImagesAn emotional final race weekend in Formula One ended with Mark taking the 42nd podium of his career.

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Oct 26

F1 staying loud as green, ‘silent’ series looms

“Bernie has absolutely insisted that there can be no compromise on noise.”

2013-03-28 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Mercedes-Benz engineAs a new ‘silent’ series gears up, formula one is on a mission to stay as loud as it can in a new, greener world. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

Court rules India GP can go ahead

Axe unlikely to fall on 2013 India GP

2011-10-29 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - India - Jenson Button 09This weekend’s Indian grand prix is going ahead. Earlier, a public campaigner appealed to the supreme court for an injunction against proceedings at the Buddh circuit, on the basis race organisers have not paid enough tax. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

F1 puts money into New York race – Ecclestone

“There’s no reason why it shouldn’t happen”

2011-06-26_0247F1 has invested financially in the project to put the sport amid the fabled New York skyline. 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 »

Nov 04

Alain Prost has warned there is no guarantee France will return to the F1 calendar in 2013.

 “The budget is far from being completed” – Prost

Alain Prost 01Grand Prix de FranceThe four-time world champion has agreed to join Paul Ricard’s race bid as an advisor, and was promptly dispatched to Abu Dhabi reportedly for talks with Bernie Ecclestone and possibly also a meeting with potential local investors. Read the rest of this entry »

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