Tag Archive: Liberty Media

Mar 20

“Let’s get rid of Bernie’s history”

“I can’t do anything. Even the staff have been told they shouldn’t talk to me”

“Let’s get rid of Bernie’s history”Bernie Ecclestone says Liberty Media is trying to end his era of Formula 1 reign as quickly as possible but the former chief confirms he won’t completely be out of the picture this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

New F1 cars ‘impressive’ but Brawn wants ‘fins’ gone

“As always with new regulations there are a few little hiccups”

New F1 cars ‘impressive’ but Brawn wants ‘fins’ goneRoss Brawn says he still wants to amend a ‘few little hiccups’ that have arisen as a result of the revised technical regulations though he does believe the revised cars represent an important step forward for the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

Horner: F1 will take time to realise Ecclestone’s achievements

“I think what we’re interested in is further down the line is what are Liberty’s plans?”

Horner: F1 will take time to realise Ecclestone’s achievementsRed Bull Racing chief Christian Horner thinks it will take Formula 1 some time to truly realise Bernie Ecclestone’s achievements and contribution following his exit as CEO in January. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

Wolff: Liberty arrival must not become a distraction

Wolff said recently that the teams should not dismiss Liberty’s share proposals
Wolff: Liberty arrival must not become a distractionMercedes AMG Petronas boss Toto Wolff says Liberty Media’s takeover of the sport must not become a distraction in 2017 and that they must avoid getting “lost” in all the politics. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Ferrari ‘cannot keep on committing to F1 with decreasing audiences’

Ferrari chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne has warned the Scuderia “cannot keep on committing to F1 with decreasing audiences”.

Ferrari 'cannot keep on committing to F1 with decreasing audiences'His comments were made in an investor conference call last week, although he added that he has faith in Formula One’s new owners Liberty Media and is hopeful the American media giant will be able to raise the sports appeal. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

Mosley: Liberty should have kept Ecclestone on

“In a way Formula 1 is his legacy.”
Mosley: Liberty should have kept Ecclestone onFormer FIA president Max Mosley says Liberty Media may regret not retaining Bernie Ecclestone as the sport’s CEO, adding that for “someone new to come in without all the personal relationships may be difficult”.
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Jan 28

Ecclestone rebuffs rival F1 series rumours

“I have built the Championship over the last near 50 years… and the last thing I want, is to see it damaged”
2016-06-09_0387 Bernie Ecclestone says he has no intention of setting up a series to rival Formula One and insists he would never want to damage the sport he has spent so long nurturing. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 27

Wolff: I wouldn’t be in F1 without Bernie…

“We must pay tribute to Bernie. It is quite amazing being 40 years at the helm of a sport” – Wolff
Wolff: I wouldn’t be in F1 without Bernie…Toto Wolff has given praise to the outgoing F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone and admits he would have never made it to the post of Mercedes team principal without the support of the 86-year-old.
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Jan 26

Wolff: F1 must grasp opportunity… but not become a ‘beta test’

“We mustn’t talk the sport down, as it is not broken There are ways to optimise it”
Wolff: F1 must grasp opportunity… but not become a ‘beta test’Mercedes AMG Petronas boss Toto Wolff has urged F1’s new owners Liberty Media not use the sport as a ‘beta test’ in its quest to take it into a new direction and to respect the factors that have made it such a success under the guidance of Bernie Ecclestone.
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Jan 25

FIA vows to ‘work closely’ with Carey, Liberty

Change would have been ‘challenging’ for Ecclestone – Carey
Change would have been ‘challenging’ for Ecclestone – CareyFIA President Jean Todt says Formula 1’s governing body is ready to ‘work closely’ alongside new CEO Chase Carey following a managerial shake up at the top of the rebranded Formula One Group. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Zak Brown pays tribute to the departing Ecclestone

“How will ‘bigger and better’ manifest itself? I think the clue is in the words ‘liberty’ and ‘media'”
Zak Brown- Bernie Ecclestone McLaren Executive Director Zak Brown has offered a tribute to Bernie Ecclestone following the news he will be stepping down from the role of Chief Executive Officer after 40 years at the helm Formula 1.
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Jan 23

Bernie Ecclestone has been axed as Formula 1 boss upon the completion of Liberty Media’s takeover of the commercial rights

Ecclestone axed as F1 boss on Liberty Media takeover

2016-06-09_0378 The 86-year-old has been named a chairman emeritus and will have the role of advisor to the board, while new F1 Chairman Chase Carey has added the role of Chief Executive Officer. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

Ecclestone to exit next week?

Bernie Ecclestone’s reign as F1 ringmaster could come to an end next week, it has been claimed.

2016-06-09_0599 According to Sky News, Liberty Media has offered him a “less hands-on role – with a title such as life president”. It also says that Chase Carey, who was appointed as F1’s new chairman at the end of last year, has lined up former ESPN executive Sean Bratches to run the commercial side of the sport, while ex-Ferrari and ex-Mercedes man Ross Brawn will have a “key role” on the sporting side.
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Jan 19

FIA gives green light to Liberty Media takeover of F1

“The FIA holds a one per cent shareholding in Delta Topco”

Liberty Media logoLiberty Media’s takeover of Formula 1 has been backed by the FIA in a unanimous vote by the World Motor Sport Council which met in Geneva.

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Dec 19

Liberty to table controversial F1 budget cap?

Chase Carey will work alongside Ecclestone for the time being
Chase Carey A budget cap imposed on Formula 1 teams is reportedly being considered by the sport’s new owners Liberty Media in an effort to reduce costs and lure fans by promoting fairer competition.
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Nov 17

Vegas night race mooted amidst F1 calendar expansion talk

“The FIA makes more money, the teams make more money, we make more money”
Vegas night race mooted amidst F1 calendar expansion talkThe Formula 1 World Championship calendar could grow beyond its current 21 races as new owners Liberty Media evaluate ways to capitalise financially on its new prized asset.
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Nov 16

McLaren headed by executive committee until new CEO found

McLaren has outlined its head management structure after the departure of Ron Dennis as chairman and CEO

2016-06-08_0065 Dennis confirmed he has been placed on gardening leave for the remainder of his current contract which expires in January and has stepped down as chairman and CEO but remains a shareholder and director of the McLaren Technology Group as he keeps hold of his 25% share. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Brawn: No problem working with Ecclestone…

Ross Brawn says he’d be happy to work alongside Bernie Ecclestone in a head role in F1 but concedes it is unlikely to happen in the next few years.

Brawn: No problem working with Ecclestone...The former Benetton, Ferrari and Brawn GP team principal has recently denied reports linking him to taking over from Ecclestone as F1 chief but has continued to voice an interest in returning to the sport but not in a role within a team. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Brawn lined up to succeed Ecclestone as F1 chief

Ross Brawn is reportedly ready to succeed F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone and has already signed a new contract with Liberty Media and the FIA

Brawn lined up to succeed Ecclestone as F1 chiefIn an interview with the Daily Telegraphy Brawn recently revealed he would be tempted to a move back to F1 but only in a role at the head of the sport and not part of a team. Read the rest of this entry »

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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