Tag Archive: Ecclestone

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 »

Oct 25

2013 German GP location decision due

A decision about where next year’s German grand prix will take place is imminent, according to the SID news agency.

Nurburgring logoHockenheimring Baden-WürttembergThe Nurburgring is provisionally scheduled to host the country’s 2013 race, but amid the venue’s well-documented financial problems, it is possible Hockenheim will be asked to step in as a replacement. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Ecclestone gets married in Switzerland

81-year-old Ecclestone has used the August break to marry for the third time.

2011-06-12 - 27102011-06-09_0313British newspapers the Daily Mail and the Sun report that F1’s famous chief executive married 35-year-old Brazilian Fabiana Flosi, who formerly worked on the marketing of the Brazilian grand prix, at his ski chalet in Gstaad, Switzerland. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Briatore admits working on alternate F1 rules

Flavio Briatore could be central to F1’s future.

Flagworld - F1Briatore QPR footThe Italian, who was ousted and banned from the sport amid the ‘crashgate’ scandal a few years ago, was back in the paddock in Monaco on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

No one in F1 wants to go to Bahrain – journalist

No one in formula one really wants to go to Bahrain, according to the correspondent for The Times newspaper.

Bahrain International CircuitKevin Eason has admitted he was harangued by the low-profile FIA president Jean Todt in Shanghai last weekend, after a series of articles criticising the decision to plough ahead with the grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 23

Race contract key to Singapore floatation – report

Singapore’s street race could be the key to the stock market floatation of formula one.

2011-09-24 - Pirelli - Teams - Singapore 012011-09-24 - Lotus Renault GP - Vitaly Petrov 03The Business Times reports that with the sport apparently wanting to float on Singapore’s exchange, the first step will be a new contract for the Asian city-state’s annual night street race. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

Webber backs Hamilton to bounce back

Mark Webber has backed his rival Lewis Hamilton to bounce back in 2012.

2011-07-24 - Red Bull Racing - Germany - Sebastian Vettel - Mark Webber - Lewis Hamilton2010-11-13 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - Fernando Alonso - Lewis Hamilton - Mark WebberMcLaren’s 2008 world champion had a tumultuous season on and off the circuit last year, but has returned having reunited with his girlfriend and with extra support in the form of Mika Hakkinen’s former manager Didier Coton. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Council votes to put US GP back on track

It seems the next twist in the road will be efforts to move the race’s provisional debut date

Circuit of the AmericasFormula 1 United States Grand PrixThe 2012 US grand prix is back on the right track after the Austin council signed off the Circuit of the Americas’ Texan state funding. After a vote was delayed last week and a dissenting new member was sworn in, it was feared a negative outcome could sound the project’s death knell. Read the rest of this entry »

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