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Bernie's Christmas card mocks Bavaria

2014-12-19 08:56

Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone has turned his 2014 court turmoil into a joke with a tongue-in-cheek Christmas card poking fun at the strange Bavarian legal system.

Bernie admits Korea, Qatar 'unlikely'

2014-12-12 09:48

Despite being listed as one of 21 races on the 2015 calendar, the South Korean GP might not return, says F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone. He's also sceptical about Qatar's next race...

New F1 boss to 'rein in' Ecclestone?

2014-12-10 11:28

Bernie Ecclestone's long reign could be under threat from new Formula 1 chairman Paul Walsh, according to London's Financial Times.

Williams to help attract young to F1

2014-12-01 13:10

Williams' deputy boss Claire Williams will head a group in F1 which hopes to attract new fans to the sport. Bernie Ecclestone is dubious about the 'so-called young generation'...

Yas? No! for Marussia's bid to return

2014-11-20 08:26

There'll only be 10 teams on the Formula 1 grid in Sunday's grand finale as Marussia has failed to make it to Abu Dhabi.

Ecclestone draws Oscar comparison

2014-11-14 23:45

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has drawn a comparision between the struggles of certain teams to the Oscar Pistorius case.

Future still clouded for small F1 teams

2014-11-11 08:22

'F1 in crisis?" Nonsense! says F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone as a deal with struggling teams has yet to be reached. "We've had a couple of teams in crisis." So, that's OK, then...

Bernie: 'We should tear all the contracts up'

2014-11-02 10:43

Formula 1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone said he wanted to tear up all team contracts and rewrite the rules as talk of race boycotts and financial failure swept the 2014 US Grand Prix paddock.

Next: Marussia in administration?

2014-10-27 09:37

With only three races to go before the close of the 2014 Formula 1 season, a second team - possibly a third - might not be completing this year's championship.

Bernie: Caterham fall 'better' for F1

2014-10-23 08:59

Formula 1 surpremo Bernie Ecclestone is clearly not rallying any support for struggling Caterham and says the team's collapse will be better for the sport.

F1: Korea eyes return with a night race

2014-09-24 05:37

South Korea's foray into F1 at the desolate, highly unpopular, and debt-incurring Yeongam circuit could be seen as an unmitigated failure but now the country wants another go.

Dark cloud over Italian GP's future

2014-09-08 09:53

Formula 1 supremo Bernine Ecclestone says the Italian GP could be in doubt after stating that Monza officials needed to agree on contract terms to keep the race.

Bernie's back at work: 'I paid way out'

2014-08-25 08:18

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone is officially back on the executive board of F1's parent company... even though he never really left.

F1 pushes ahead with Russian GP plans

2014-08-11 09:07

Despite doubts of the inaugural Sochi GP taking place later in 2014 due to political unrest, Russia and Formula 1 says its "all systems go!".

Bernie to avoid jail after R1-billion deal

2014-08-04 08:34

It seems as if Bernie Ecclestone won't be facing jail after all, nor does he need a replacement to take over as chief executive officer of Formula 1.

Briatore to inject more 'show' into F1?

2014-07-27 13:56

Former F1 team boss Flavio Briatore could inject life into the 'show', according to F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone. Will Briatore add much-needed spice to F1?

Bernie explains 'insurance policy'

2014-07-16 08:23

Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has told a court what a multi-million dollar payment to a jailed German banker was meant for.

Ecclestone: 2015 calendar to have 19 races

2014-06-24 09:17

The Formula 1 calendar will not break the 20-race barrier in 2015 says Bernie Ecclestone.

Ferrari to exit F1 for Le Mans?

2014-06-17 11:25

"Of course, we cannot do sports-car racing and F1. It's not possible," Ferrari team president Luca di Montezemolo said.

Canadian GP future still in doubt

2014-06-04 12:07

The next Formula 1 Grand Prix weekend kicks off in just a couple of days in Montreal, yet the future of the Canadian races is yet to be signed beyond 2014.

Bernie taking strain over court case

2014-05-12 12:11

It seems the Formula 1 boss is feeling the pressure regarding his trial in Munich, Germany. Ecclestone looked careworn at the Spanish GP on Sunday (May 11 2014).

Bernie trial: Bribed banker to testify

2014-05-09 08:07

Gerhard Gribkowsky, the now jailed banker is one of 44 witnesses that will take the stand in F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone's court case on May 9 2014. Time to face the music.

EU causes F1 budget cap rethink

2014-05-02 08:37

Formula 1's most powerful teams met in London on (May 1 2014) to discuss a possible introduction of a budget cap in 2015.

Argentina eyes return to F1 calendar

2014-04-29 08:42

Argentina has not given up hope of returning to the Formula 1 calender. It has a revamped circuit with which the nation hopes to return to the sport after 16 years.

F1 budget cuts for 2015?

2014-04-22 08:31

Budget clamps in Formula 1 could become a reality for the sport in 2015. What's next?

 

Bernie backing comeback for F1 V10's

2014-12-12 10:15

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is a frequent mind-changer - remember the 'F1 for Cape Town' promise? Now he's fighting for a return to louder, more popular, V10 engines.

Bernie rules out being reined-in

2014-12-12 08:04

'If I died now there's enough people in the company who could continue running it,' writes Bernie Ecclestone who dismissed talk of a new chairman attempting to 'rein him in'.

Vettel's 'attitude' disappoints Bernie

2014-12-09 07:39

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has always been a fan of now Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel but says he's disappointed by the four-times champion's losing attitude.

Bernie to start over with 'money talks'

2014-11-23 12:40

Formula 1's smaller teams felt at least a penny had dropped on Saturday after meeting the sport's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone and rights holders CVC to discuss demands for more money.

Bernie to drop F1 double points for '15?

2014-11-17 08:35

'The teams have not accepted it because they are bloody idiots." The words of F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone on double points in future F1 races, though now admitting that the scheme could be dropped in 2015.

Bernie: F1 not interested in young fans

2014-11-14 14:59

Bernie Ecclestone speaks on why F1 shouldn't chase a younger generation, slams social media as 'nonsense' and likens financially struggling teams to 'the same problem with ladies and credit cards'.

F1 strugglers optimistic about crisis

2014-11-04 08:10

F1's cash-strapped racing teams are supporting a proposed new deal which could end the sport's current financial crisis, ahead of the 2014 season's penultimate Brazilian GP.

Bernie warns of 14 cars on cash-strapped grid

2014-11-01 00:09

Marussia, Caterham... Formula 1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone warned that the sport's financial crisis could reduce the grid to 14 cars in 2015.

Caterham staff locked out of factory

2014-10-24 09:01

Things are only getting worse for struggling Caterham Formula 1 team. Financial troubles, legal battles, no cars... now the staff have been locked out of factory with the cars inside.

Putin at Sochi: Calls to cancel F1 GP

2014-10-08 14:17

Russia is supposed to host its inaugural Formula 1 Grand Prix this weekend but controversy still looms as calls to cancel the event persist.

Ecclestone backs F1 radio clampdown

2014-09-18 14:44

Formula 1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has backed an FIA clampdown on the use of team radio to help drivers, claiming it was his idea and suggesting more restrictions should be considered.

First look: 2015 Formula 1 calendar

2014-09-07 16:59

A preliminary calendar for 2015 was doing the rounds in the Monza paddock during the 2014 Italian F1 GP.

Bernie bribery scandal: 'I did it for F1'

2014-08-21 10:18

Formula 1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone said he concluded his bribery trial with a record R1-billion payment for the 'good of the sport'. Meanwhile his legal team claims they did a good job 'because the other guy got eight and a half years'.

'Free man' Bernie goes back to work on F1

2014-08-06 07:37

'I have been wasting two days a week,' said Bernie Ecclestone who is heading back to work after agreeing a R1-billion deal to end his bribery trial in Munich.

Teams to Bernie: No 22-race calendar

2014-07-31 10:16

Formula 1 teams are unhappy with the sports' supremo Bernie Ecclestone's decision probably to stretch the calender to 22 races for the 2016 season. But then who believes Bernie...

Bernie: 'F1 respects Russian contract'

2014-07-23 12:45

"The Russian Formula 1 GP will happen." So says Bernie Ecclestone, the man who recently expressed 'great admiration' for Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Bernie: 'No money? There's the door'

2014-06-24 09:51

'If you can't afford to be in this game, you should not be here," Bernie Ecclestone has issued a warning to struggling Formula 1 teams.

Austria to keep GP slot in 2015

2014-06-21 14:26

Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone said that the Austrian GP, which returns to the F1 calendar on Sunday for the first time since 2003, will reserve its spot for the 2015 season.

Ferrari to exit F1 for Le Mans?

2014-06-17 08:01

"Of course, we cannot do sports-car racing and F1. It's not possible," Ferrari team president Luca di Montezemolo hints that team could turn exit F1 to Le Mans by 2020.

Bernie trial - Witness changes his tune

2014-05-14 10:15

Just when there seemed to be some light at the end of the tunnel for Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone's, currently embroiled in a bribery scandal, things took a turn for the worse during his trial.

Bernie case: Banker's $44m brain fade

2014-05-10 11:35

Would you remember how you came to have $44-million in your bank account? The man said to have been bribed by Bernie Ecclestone has told a German court he isn't sure...

EU causes F1 budget cap rethink

2014-05-02 09:17

Formula 1's most powerful teams met in London on (May 1 2014) to discuss a possible introduction of a budget cap.

Argentina eyes return to F1 calendar

2014-04-29 10:31

Argentina has not given up hope of returning to the Formula 1 calender.

F1 boss Bernie's trial starts today

2014-04-24 08:18

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone will face the music - or at least the overture - today as his trial for alleged bribery starts in Germany.

Bernie to launch F1 masters series?

2014-04-17 14:08

Bernie Ecclestone is planning to launch a 'masters' series for former Formula 1 drivers called 'Historic F1'.

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