Tag Archive: Liberty Media

Jan 31

Mansell: McLaren’s struggles show ‘something wrong’ with F1

“We’ve got a backlog of drivers wanting to come into F1, we need more manufacturers, at least 26 cars”

1981_12NigelMansellLotus-Cosworth11992 world champion Nigel Mansell believes there is “something wrong” with Formula 1 when teams such as McLaren are unable to be competitive, calling on Liberty Media to make the series more evenly-matched and balanced. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 21

Mercedes “100% aligned” with Ferrari on F1’s future

“We are the good cop and the bad cop”

2017-06-11_1048Head of Mercedes-Benz Dieter Zetsche says the German manufacturer’s future vision for Formula 1 is “100% aligned” with rivals Ferrari despite it being less outspoken over the plans laid out by new owners Liberty Media. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 15

Ferrari “not joking” with F1 quit threats – Isola

“There is no interest for Formula 1 to lose Ferrari and there is no interest for Ferrari to lose Formula 1”

2017-06-11_0804Pirelli chief Mario Isola has warned Ferrari’s recent comments about leaving Formula 1 “are not joke claims” and feels it would be a damaging situation for all parties if the Italian team exited the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 10

Liberty eager to create “video game cars” in F1

“The cars have got to look great”

Dany FlageoleFormula 1’s Manging Director for Motorsports Ross Brawn has outlined Liberty Media’s plans to create new regulations to make “video game cars” in the future to bring excitement into the design of the cars. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 07

F1 bosses set for latest Copenhagen visit next week

Should plans be approved, officials in Denmark hope to have a grand prix on the F1 calendar for the 2020 season

F1: F1 bosses set for latest Copenhagen visit next weekPlans for a Danish Grand Prix around the streets of Copenhagen are continuing to gather steam as Formula 1 bosses prepare to visit the proposed location for the race next Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 06

Ecclestone: Ferrari could live without Formula 1

“I’m afraid Ferrari could live without Formula 1 – not the other way around.”

2017-06-08_0408Bernie Ecclestone believes Ferrari’s threats to quit Formula 1 should be taken seriously, fearing the sport may not be able to survive without its most iconic team on the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 05

Brawn: Independent F1 engine supplier key for 2021

“The 2021 engines have to be more economical, cheaper and make more noise”

2017-06-11_0062Formula 1’s Managing Director of Motorsports Ross Brawn says bringing in an independent engine supplier in 2021 will be a vital indicator in understanding whether the new engine rules meet its targets. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 30

Marko: F1 engine rules going in right direction

“It is going in the right direction. Clearly it could not go on like it was”

2017-10-21_0731Red Bull motorsport adviser Dr Helmut Marko says Formula 1’s engines rules are heading towards a sensible outcome but feels “fans should be king” in the decision-making process. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 20

“They are playing with fire”, Marchionne repeats Ferrari quit threat

“I think that Ferrari has the strength to drag others as well to an alternative championship”

Sergio Marchionne- président Ferrari - photo nextgen-auto.comFerrari President Sergio Marchionne has repeated his threat of pulling the Italian manufacturer out of Formula 1 after 2020 if the future direction of the sport doesn’t match its ideals and has speculated it could set-up a rival championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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