Formula One's revenue-sharing model is broken. Cobbled together around a campfire fuelled by the burning remnants of FOTA, the system is a series of secretive agreements made between the teams and Bernie Ecclestone. Some, those with more political power and clout, had a bit of negotiating room when coming to the table to make these deals. Show More Summary
The FIA, motorsport’s governing body, decided to drop the German Grand Prix from the 2015 Formula One calendar. The decision comes after months of negotiations between F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone and the operators of the Nürburgring and Hockenheim race tracks that usually host the German race. It was the Nürburgring scheduled to...
Despite Bernie Ecclestone's assertion that, "It is inevitable that there will be another female [Formula One] driver," as reported by Luke Smith and Christian Sylt in Forbes, recent developments mean a woman on the F1 starting grid is...Show More Summary
Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has backed Red Bull's call for governing body the FIA to rein in Mercedes' engine advantage…
The struggling Manor Marussia F1 team came all the way to the Australian Grand Prix, but didn't make it out onto the track even once all weekend. And now Bernie Ecclestone says they'll have to pay for shipping both ways. Continue reading...Show More Summary
Bernie Ecclestone says he is frustrated by the levels of spending in Formula 1 after his cost cutting proposals were rejected, ahead of next weekend's season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone says that the future of the German Grand Prix needs to be resolved by this weekend, ahead of the start of the new season.
Three teams were in danger of missing the opening round of the 2015 Formula 1 World Driver’s Championship at Albert Park in Melbourne. Sauber, Lotus and Force India have publicly declared for some time that they face an uncertain future in the sport owing to cash flow problems, and the trio were in danger of missing Round One in Australia this month. Show More Summary
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