Tag Archive: Liberty Media

Dec 10

Wolff: F1 misses Ecclestone’s hand grenades

“12 months ago Bernie was around”

2016-06-09_0387Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says Formula 1 misses “the odd hand grenade flying through the paddock” in reference to Bernie Ecclestone’s management style in the sport before Liberty Media’s takeover. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 14

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

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Nov 03

Marchionne: Ferrari will quit F1 if 2021 engines don’t suit us

“We see 2021 taking on a different air which is going to force some decisions on Ferrari”

2017-10-19_0779Ferrari President Sergio Marchionne has sounded out the potential of the Italian manufacturer leaving Formula 1 if the 2021 engine direction does not meet its satisfaction. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 19

F1 commercial boss Bratches explains pre-race shake-up

Liberty Media set to celebrate its first official home race since taking control of the sport at the start of 2017

Formula 1’s managing director of commercial operations Sean Bratches has outlined how Liberty Media wants the start of the United Grand Prix to become more of a spectacle for fans. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 16

Ecclestone: Liberty bosses don’t want me at F1 races

Ecclestone was moved into the honorary role of ‘chairman emeritus’

2016-06-09_0599Former Formula 1 ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone says the bosses of the sport’s owner, Liberty Media, do not want him to attend races anymore, reasoning his reduced attendance through the 2017 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 03

Liberty going ‘on the offensive’ to take F1 calendar beyond 21 races

“We want to work in partnership with our teams in terms of determining where we go”

Liberty going 'on the offensive' to take F1 calendar beyond 21 racesFormula 1 commercial chief Sean Bratches says that Liberty Media wants to “go on the offensive” to find new races that will see the sport’s calendar swell beyond the 21 events planned for 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 26

Formula 1 global fan survey results revealed at Monaco Grand Prix

Biggest marketing research project ever conducted in motorsport

Formula 1 global fan survey results revealed at Monaco Grand PrixFans of Formula 1 across the globe are optimistic about the future of the sport according to the findings from Motorsport Network’s Global Fan Survey – the largest ever conducted in the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 11

Liberty could ‘fill a page’ with cities, countries keen to host F1

“Probably our first focus is making the 21 races we have as strong as they can be”

Liberty could 'fill a page' with cities, countries keen to host F1Formula 1 CEO and chairman Chase Carey says there is no shortage of cities and countries who want to discuss hosting a grand prix, but stressed the importance of keeping the sport’s existing locations strong. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 05

‘Things weren’t done that needed to be done’ under Ecclestone – Carey

“Day-to-day I find a level of frustration”

'Things weren't done that needed to be done' under Ecclestone - CareyFormula 1 CEO and chairman Chase Carey has expressed his frustration over the missed opportunities for the sport under former ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone, stressing the need to market it more.
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Apr 29

Malaysia F1 chief feels ‘suckered’ by Ecclestone

The upcoming race in October set to be the last for now at the Sepang International Circuit after a 19-year stint

Malaysia F1 chief feels ‘suckered’ by EcclestoneThe chief of the Malaysian Formula 1 race, Razlan Razali, says he feels “suckered” by former sport CEO Bernie Ecclestone as Sepang prepares to host its final grand prix in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 04

Bratches keen to improve promotion of older F1 races

One of the big talking points since Liberty’s takeover has been the plan for F1’s calendar

Bratches keen to improve promotion of older F1 racesFormula 1 commercial chief Sean Bratches believes there are plenty of opportunities to improve the way that older races on the calendar are promoted in order to make them more sustainable.
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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »
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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 »

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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 »
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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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