Tag Archive: Mark Kleinman

Jan 16

Ecclestone facing German trial, bids for Nurburgring

“We believe we can do more for the track than anyone else”

Formula 1 Circuit in Sochi - Bernier Ecclestone 2 Bernie Ecclestone looks set for a challenging 2014, as German prosecutors prepare to send him to court to face criminal bribery charges. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 05

McLaren denies Dennis power struggle on cards

“It’s business as usual”

2012-11-18_0013 McLaren has denied claims former team boss Ron Dennis is shaping up to take more control of the Woking based company. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 18

Rumours swirl of Red Bull, Ferrari ‘deal’

Hot on the heels of the new technical controversies, the 2012 season has also kicked off in the sport’s high-intrigue world of politics.

2012-03-18 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Sunday #9 0552012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #5 300A fascinating blog post by Sky News’ City editor Mark Kleinman has been pulled from the internet just hours after it went live. It was about “F1 finance and control allegedly involving Ferrari, Red Bull and (the sport’s owner) CVC”, according to veteran journalist and broadcaster Maurice Hamilton on Twitter. Read the rest of this entry »


May 05

Big teams schedule meeting on F1 future

The governing Concorde agreement expires at the end of next year

2011-04-17 - Red Bull Racing - China - Sebastian Vettel 1 teamsF1’s biggest teams have scheduled a meeting in Stuttgart next weekend to discuss the future of the sport, according to reports. The news was reported by the Daily Telegraph but also Sky News’ City editor Mark Kleinman, who has been very well informed so far on the possible Rupert Murdoch-led takeover of formula one. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 22

Lotus not confirming Caterham tie-up reports

Caterham’s current owner Corven Ventures also declined to comment.

2011-03-26 - Team Lotus - Australia - 02A Team Lotus spokesman would not comment on reports of a likely tie-up with specialist British sports car marque Caterham. News of the speculation was broken by Sky News City editor Mark Kleinman, who wrote that team boss Tony Fernandes could announce the purchase of the Kent-based company next week. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 21

Team Lotus owner Fernandes to buy carmaker Caterham – report

Team Lotus could be set to tie up with Caterham Cars, a famous British specialist sports car marque.

2011-04-16 - Team Lotus - China - Bernie Ecclestone - Tony FernandesSky News City’s business editor Mark Kleinman, who broke the News Corp/Slim takeover reports, said the F1 team’s boss Tony Fernandes is likely to confirm next week that he has bought the Lotus-linked manufacturer. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 18

CVC chief to be questioned in bribery probe – report

Ecclestone, Mackenzie and Mullens could not be reached for comment, and CVC declined to comment.

Munich prosecutors are preparing to delve deeper into formula one’s top management as the $50 million bribery affair is investigated. F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone travelled to Munich earlier this month to be questioned and he skipped the Chinese grand prix at the weekend, amid suspicions he was involved in paying the kickback to a jailed German banker. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 16

F1 owner CVC launches Gribkowsky bribe investigation

F1’s owner has launched an investigation into the takeover of the sport five years ago.

Flagworld - F1The news comes after banker Gerhard Gribkoswky was jailed on charges surrounding his receipt of $50 million, with mainly German publications claiming F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone may be connected with the mystery payment. Read the rest of this entry »