Bernie Ecclestone's letter to the Rhein-Zeitung newspaper claims that a German Formula One Grand Prix even at the back-up venue of Hockenheim won't be "commercially viable" because "attendance has been so low for the past few years." Ouch. Read more...
Bernie Ecclestone has been a part of the Formula One landscape for almost 60 years. After stints as a driver (two failed attempts to qualify in 1958), manager and team owner, the Suffolk, England, native finally found his calling controlling...Show More Summary
Roy "The Weasel" James could never get enough cash to keep his racing career alive, so the Formula 2 driver took a Hollywood-esque detour that had him as a wheelman in one of the largest heists in UK history. And when he was released from jail, Bernie Ecclestone hired him to make trophies. And it gets weirder. Read more...
With neither Hockenheim nor the Nürburgring stepping forward, reporters asked Bernie Ecclestone about the fate of the German Grand Prix. His answer? "We've got one - it's called Austria." Continue reading Ecclestone admits German GPShow More Summary
Imagine you got stuck in a lift with Bernie Ecclestone — what questions would you ask him? A request for some free money or the hand of one of his daughters might rank quite highly for some. Perhaps you might ask for his secret stash...Show More Summary
How much longer can Formula One maintain its investment grade credit rating while its chief executive and marketing mastermind is embroiled in huge lawsuits? Just four months ago Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One’s CEO, agreed to pay $100 million to quash a criminal case of bribery that could have sent him to jail for up to […]
Bernie Ecclestone might just be the only man in the world who can bribe his way out of a multimillion dollar bribery case and then brag about it on his Christmas card. Read more...
You get the picture pic.twitter.com/Qq85ampDEB - Alan Baldwin (@alanbaldwinf1) December 18, 2014 Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone is now poking fun at the settlement he made with the state of Bavaria following his bribery trial earlier this year. Show More Summary
The real hurdle is that Volkswagen overlord Ferdinand Piëch doesn't like Bernie Ecclestone on a personal or professional level. Superbugs. They are antiobiotic-resistant bacteria and viruses, fiends that defy eradication no matter how much counteracting agent you throw at them. Show More Summary
Formula One has no shortage of controversy. CEO Bernie Ecclestone may be on his way out and last month he said the most prestigious auto racing circuit is in deep financial crisis and he doesn’t know how to repair it. Formula One is burdened by $4.1 billion in debt, according to Moody’s Investor Services. There […]
Credits: Getty Images Alt Text: Bernie Ecclestone Companies that run the sport look to appoint new chairman to clip Ecclestone's wings One-Minute Read Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 11:51am Bernie Ecclestone's reign as the ringleader of...Show More Summary
Formula One's awkward attitude toward social media has been one of the main talking points of the 2014 season, with the sport showing few signs of embracing new media despite its declining popularity. Bernie Ecclestone, F1's ringmaster,...Show More Summary
Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone is very good at a few things. His particular skills include making money, growing a business and getting people upset, not necessarily in that order. His list of ill-considered quotes is lengthy, from...Show More Summary
Credits: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Alt Text: Bernie Eccleston Once again politics overshadows sport as smaller teams accuse F1 bosses of trying to force them out First Reaction Jonathan Harwood Monday, November 10, 2014 - 12:21pm The...Show More Summary
With Caterham and Marussia bowing out of the next two races due to financial struggles and other smaller teams becoming vocal about costs being an issue, Formula One overlord Bernie Ecclestone would like to let everyone know that he's fine with the idea of tiny, lame 14-car grids. I'm pretty sure he's the only one. Read more...
Cars are en route to Austin for the United States Grand Prix, and per Bernie Ecclestone, two teams are missing from the shipment: Caterham and Marussia. Only nine teams and eighteen cars will make the USGP the smallest Formula One grid since 2005. Read more...
Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone has mentioned Las Vegas as a possibility for a new Formula One race in the United States. "Vegas say they are ready to go and it would be on The Strip for sure," the 83-year-old F1 boss recently told...Show More Summary
In an interview with Russian news outlet Vedomosti, Bernie Ecclestone claims, "I have never encountered corruption in Russia." Why, Bernie is so impressed with Putin's leadership abilities that he thinks Putin could lead a few other places, too. Read more...
"We are happy, the sponsors appear to be happy, so we carry on," Bernie Ecclestone recently told The Times' Kevin Eason (subscription required) regarding this weekend's Russian Grand Prix. "No one has spoken to me about this race or told me that we cannot go. Show More Summary
The prospect of three-car teams in Formula One hit the headlines again in Singapore. Bernie Ecclestone told The Guardian that plans were already in place for the switch if three of the current teams dropped out. He was responding toShow More Summary