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
Bernie Ecclestone has revealed plans to unleash eight three-car teams during the 2015 Formula One season. This major change would take place if financially unstable teams such as Caterham, Marussia and Sauber fail to fund their participation. Show More Summary
Formula One's billionaire muppet king Bernie Ecclestone recently discussed the upcoming Russian race at Sochi and gave with the most biting indictment of Putin I've ever heard: he called him "a nice guy." Read more...
At times, it seems all too easy to imagine Formula One bigwig Bernie Ecclestone holding a cat and laughing maniacally like a James Bond villain. He just seems like a horrible person to be on the wrong side of. Now that Ecclestone has...Show More Summary
Now that Bernie Ecclestone is free of a bribery charge after paying an unprecedented $100 million to a German court, he says he has decided to put the matter behind him so he be a living example of kindness and goodwill to all people. Just kidding! It's revenge. Cold-ass revenge is what he's gonna do next. Read more...
By Alan Baldwin SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS Belgium (Reuters) - Formula One needs a strong leader and Bernie Ecclestone's $100 million court settlement to end a bribery trial in Germany is positive for the sport's future, Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff said on Saturday. Show More Summary
- Formula One ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone on Friday said he had no doubt that this year's controversial inaugural Russian Grand Prix in Sochi will go ahead as planned in early October. Speaking to reporters in the paddock at Belgian Grand Prix practice, the 83-year-old Briton said he and Formula One would respect their contract with the promoters.
By Alan Baldwin SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS Belgium (Reuters) - Formula One has no argument with Russia and the country's debut grand prix will go ahead as planned in October despite the crisis in Ukraine, Bernie Ecclestone said on Friday. "We have a contract. Show More Summary
German bank BayernLB [BAYLB.UL] on Thursday signaled it was open to a compromise to end a legal fight with Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone relating to his involvement in the 2006 sale of its stake in the motor racing business. BayernLB...Show More Summary
Bernie Ecclestone must be celebrating this weekend. The Formula One CEO settled his German court case earlier this week with a $100 million payment. Now he can turn his full attention back to F1. Still, Ecclestone is always good for a quote, and he did not disappoint this time. Show More Summary
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Germany made headlines this week by letting Bernie Ecclestone, the Formula One chief, pay $100 million to end his bribery trial. In Greek justice, money talks in a different way: Some inmates jailed for minor offences are allowed to buy their freedom — at an average rate of five euros per day.
Money doesn't necessarily buy happiness, but it's bought British billionaire Bernie Ecclestone out of what he describes as "three and a half years of aggravation" in a high-profile bribery case. The Formula One supremo paid a $100 million settlement to end the case. The majority of this goes directly to the German state, while the remainder, about...