Ecclestone came close to cancelling Korea

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Bernie Ecclestone has revealed he was on the verge of cancelling the Korean Grand Prix last month due to the late-running construction work. Speaking to The Guardian he said: It’s done now. It’s all right. Last month I didn’t think it would be finished. And it would have been cancelled then ?ǣ for sure. But … Continue reading Ecclestone came close to cancelling Korea

Ecclestone signs sponsorship deal with UBS

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Bernie Ecclestone has announced a new deal to boost the sport with financial services company UBS to become a global sponsorship partner of Formula One. The agreement follows a comprehensive evaluation by UBS of worldwide sponsorship opportunities. The company decided that F1 offered the best opportunity to fulfil its desire for global reach and brand … Continue reading Ecclestone signs sponsorship deal with UBS

Branson heads Ecclestone on Rich List

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Virgin boss Richard Branson has overtaken Bernie Ecclestone to become the richest Briton in F1, according to the Sunday Times Rich List. Branson’s personal wealth has been estimated at ??2.6bn this year, up ??1.4bn from last year as the end of the credit crunch has boosted Virgin’s revenues. He is 18th on the list. Eccletone, … Continue reading Branson heads Ecclestone on Rich List

Shortcuts on F1 tracks? Bernie Ecclestone’s winding everyone up again

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Bernie Ecclestone’s contribution to the debate over what should be done to improve racing in F1 is another one of his wind-ups: Imagine a shortcut which a driver can use five times every race. It would stop people getting stuck behind others. It would be good for TV. Bernie Ecclestone We’ve had similar ‘ideas’ from … Continue reading Shortcuts on F1 tracks? Bernie Ecclestone’s winding everyone up again

Ecclestone wants Donington Park and Silverstone to share British Grand Prix

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Bernie Ecclestone has changed his mind on the future of the British Grand Prix yet again. To recap, he started the year saying there was no way the 2010 race would be held anywhere other then Donington Park. He later suggested in an interview with The Times that this wasn’t the case, and then took … Continue reading Ecclestone wants Donington Park and Silverstone to share British Grand Prix

Ecclestone & Mosley under fire (updated)

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Fresh evidence of the failures of the status quo in Formula 1 have emerged over the past few days. Whether it?s the rumours about Max Mosley?s close ally Alan Donnelly?s involvement with Manor, claims the prospective 2010 entrants were denied a slot unless they elected to use Cosworth power, or Bernie Ecclestone praising Adolf Hitler, … Continue reading Ecclestone & Mosley under fire (updated)

Ecclestone tops Britain’s F1 rich list but sees wealth slashed by costly divorce

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Those who blame the world’s wealthiest people for the financial crisis will get a does of schadenfreude from this year’s Sunday Times Rich List, as many have had billions wiped from their fortunes. F1 tycoon Bernie Ecclestone has seen his wealth slashed for an entirely different reason – his divorce from wife Slavica. On a … Continue reading Ecclestone tops Britain’s F1 rich list but sees wealth slashed by costly divorce

Ecclestone hits back at teams over rules

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Bernie Ecclestone has hit back at the F1 teams after seeing his plans for a ‘most wins’ based championship system fail: That?s the problem with democracy. These teams couldn?t agree with themselves let alone each other. The simple fact is that because the sporting regs are out the FIA cannot do anything for now, but … Continue reading Ecclestone hits back at teams over rules

The FIA ??analysis? of Ecclestone?s medals proposal is flawed and irrelevant

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Bernie Ecclestone?s plan to replace the F1 points system with the awarding of ??medals? for winners has been widely received as a bad idea. Today the FIA waded into the argument by publishing some research. Their effort shows much the same lack of care and consideration that Ecclestone put his idea forward with. Titled ??The … Continue reading The FIA ??analysis? of Ecclestone?s medals proposal is flawed and irrelevant

KERS and the argument over costs

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Bernie Ecclestone has changed his approach in his ongoing row with the Formula 1 Teams’ Assoication over the distribution of money in F1. When Ferrari and FOTA boss Luca di Montezemolo first pressed Ecclestone to incresae the share of money the teams received, Ecclestone’s response was to try to embarrass Montezemolo by publicly reminding him … Continue reading KERS and the argument over costs

Jackie Stewart’s criticism is persuasive but he can offer more than words

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Sir Jackie Stewart’s interview in yesterday’s Times, spread across the inside back pages, is a must-read. Stewart’s criticism of Bernie Ecclestone and Max Mosley’s governance of Formula 1 is as rational as it is critical. His message is simple – they have stayed too long, they must be replaced – and it’s entirely persuasive. But … Continue reading Jackie Stewart’s criticism is persuasive but he can offer more than words

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