Tag Archive: Bernie Ecclestone

Nov 14

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

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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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Sep 14

Ecclestone: It’s McLaren’s fault for Honda failure

“The Renault deal is all done. Alonso staying is super news.”

Zak Brown- Bernie EcclestoneFormula 1 chairman emeritus Bernie Ecclestone has pointed the finger of blame at McLaren for its split from Honda after three years of unreliable and underpowered engines. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 31

Herbie Blash: My greatest memory in F1

With over 700 Formula 1 races to pick from, Herbie Blash reveals what became his greatest day in the sport

2016-06-12_0198The former F1 deputy race director stepped down from the post at the end of the 2016 season to end a career in the sport which spanned five decades. Having started as a mechanic for the RRC Walker Racing Team during 1965, Blash quickly climbed the ranks to become Graham Hill’s race mechanic at Lotus three years later. 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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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 18

Bernie Ecclestone wanted one more year running F1

“I would have asked them to work with me for a bit”

2016-06-09_0398Ex-Formula 1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone would have liked to spend one more year in the role before handing the running of the sport over to Liberty Media, but has no hard feelings over his departure. 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 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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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 »
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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 »

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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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Jan 10

Donington Park brushes off British GP speculation

Silverstone currently holds a contract with Bernie Ecclestone to host the British Grand Prix until 2026
Donington Park Donington Park’s board has refuted the notion of stepping in to replace Silverstone as the host of the F1 British Grand Prix, as alternative venues are assessed after the Northamptonshire-based circuit considered its position on hosting the race. Read the rest of this entry »
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