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Bernie Ecclestone Plans 3-Car Change to Formula 1, Will Scrap Double Points

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

Despicable Tyrant Says Putin "A Nice Guy"

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

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...

Ecclestone vows revenge after F1 trial settlement

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

Next On Bernie Ecclestone's Agenda: Revenge

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

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...

Mercedes welcome Ecclestone trial settlement

3 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

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 - Russian GP will go ahead says Ecclestone

- 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.

F1 has no argument with Russia, says Ecclestone

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

BayernLB open to a deal to end dispute with Formula One boss Ecclestone

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

Formula 1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone's Top 10 Quotes

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

In Greek crisis, priest buys inmates their freedom

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.

Bernie Ecclestone Pays $100 Million Settlement Ending Bribery Case

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...

F1: Ecclestone Hails 'Capitalist' Court Settlement

Bernie Ecclestone has hailed the "capitalist system" that saw him escape a bribery trial by paying the German court a record $100 million settlement. This week, the judge in Munich rubber-stamped the deal struck between the F1 supremo's...Show More Summary

The Fabulous Life Of Formula One Billionaire Bernie Ecclestone

REUTERS/Nacho Doce Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone, right, and former Brazilian soccer player Ronaldo at the presentation of a commemorative book titled "F1, Formula 1" in Sao Paulo on Nov. 22, 2012. Bernard "Bernie" Ecclestone is credited with bringing Formula One racing the fame and clout that it has today. Show More Summary

Is the European Grand Prix Coming to Azerbaijan a Good Thing?

Rumours of a new grand prix in the former Soviet satellite Azerbaijan were confirmed in the week before the Hungarian Grand Prix. Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone told Forbes' Christian Sylt that the Azerbaijani capital of Baku, onShow More Summary

How Ecclestone's German trial closure was possible

last monthNews : The Newsroom

BERLIN (AP) — Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone's departure from a Munich court with a fleeting "bye-bye" after having bribery charges dropped in exchange for an enormous $100 million payment left a sour taste for many in Germany.

Ecclestone pays £60m, but can he really regain control of F1?

Credits: SVEN HOPPE/AFP/Getty Images Alt Text: F1 Chief Executive Bernie Ecclestone leaves the court in Munich How and why the Ecclestone bribery case was abandoned and what it means for Formula 1 Briefing Jonathan Harwood Wednesday,...Show More Summary

The age of the meta-bribe (the punishment that is Germany)

Bernie Ecclestone, is to make a $100m (£60m) payment to end his trial on bribery charges, a district court in Munich has confirmed. Ecclestone, 83, went on trial in Munich in April over allegations that he bribed a former German banker as part of the sale of a major stake in the motorsport business eight […]

Billionaire gets out of $33M bribery trial with $100M bribe to court

last monthOdd : Death and Taxes

Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone is used to getting his way. Lucky for him, German courts are set up so that billionaires can buy their way out of trouble if things seem to be in danger of going against them.

F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone settles bribery case for $100 million

A bribery case against Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone was dropped Tuesday after a German court agreed to accept a $100-million payment from the billionaire.

German court ends Ecclestone bribery trial

Bernie Ecclestone is free to concentrate on running Formula One after a German court dropped a bribery case against him Tuesday in exchange for a $100 million payment.

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