Bernie Ecclestone

  • Bernie Ecclestone says he could bid to buy back Formula One 05-07-2014 05:57 PM

    Silverstone: Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has raised the possibility of making a multi-billion dollar bid to buy back the sport's commercial rights from owners CVC Capital Partners. "It is possible, although one or two other companies are interested and I would not enter an auction," the 83-year-old, who is...
  • Monza could be dropped from F1: Bernie Ecclestone 02-07-2014 02:23 PM

    Formula One may say goodbye to one of its most historic tracks at Monza, according to boss Bernie Ecclestone. Monza's current deal was agreed to in 2010 and Ecclestone said he believes it is unlikely to be renewed when it runs out at the end of 2016. "Its future isn't...
  • German banker testifies that F1 boss Ecclestone bribed him 13-05-2014 08:38 PM

    Munich: A German banker has told a Munich court that he accepted a multi-million dollar bribe from Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone to facilitate a business deal. Gerhard Gribkowsky, the prosecution's star witness in Ecclestone's corruption trial, testified Tuesday that Ecclestone initially approached him suggesting the deal be made in...
  • Sort out money matters, get Indian GP back in 2015: Bernie Ecclestone 30-04-2014 06:09 PM

    New Delhi: Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone on Wednesday promised the return of Indian Grand Prix in 2015 provided the race promoters, Jaypee Group, fulfill the financial requirements of the existing five-year contract. Ecclestone told PTI from his London office that he is expecting a meeting with the Jaypee officials...
  • F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone's trial begins, rejects bribery charges 24-04-2014 03:44 PM

    Munich: Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone rejected accusations of bribery as he went on trial Thursday in a case that could threaten his grip on the sport, telling a Munich court that he was blackmailed by a German banker who received a disputed $44 million payment. Ecclestone said in a...
  • Formula One boss Ecclestone goes on trial in Germany 24-04-2014 09:52 AM

    Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial for bribery in Germany on Thursday in a case that could see the Briton's long dominance of the motor sport ended by a jail sentence. Prosecutors in Munich have charged Ecclestone, 83, with bribing jailed German banker Gerhard Gribkowsky to smooth...
  • Formula One boss Ecclestone faces German bribery trial 20-04-2014 02:39 PM

    Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial for bribery in Germany this week in a case that threatens to end the Briton's long reign as the commercial boss of the motor sport. Prosecutors in Munich have charged Ecclestone, 83, with bribing jailed former German banker Gerhard Gribkowsky to...
  • Sounds like F1 is on right track: Mosley 15-04-2014 02:58 PM

    London: Formula One is on the right track with its new V6 turbo engines and the governing body can ignore criticism from those in the sport pushing their own agendas, according to former FIA president Max Mosley. The International Automobile Federation is conducting a study into the noise of the...
  • US team among 2 new entrants set for F1 in 2015 07-04-2014 10:27 AM

    Sakhir: Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone says a US - backed team led by NASCAR's Gene Haas are among two new teams likely to join the series next season. Speaking at Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, Ecclestone said he held talks with the sport's governing body and there was agreement about...
  • Mercedes can lead F1 changes too, says Bernie Ecclestone 06-04-2014 06:22 PM

    Formula One needs to make rule changes to placate angry fans but leaders Mercedes must not be punished for doing a better job than their rivals, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Sunday. "Mercedes, without any doubt, have done a better job and they shouldn't be punished for doing a...
  • Ecclestone says F1 has agreed to two new teams 06-04-2014 04:55 PM

    Manama: Formula One has agreed to accept two new teams, including a U.S. entry proposed by NASCAR team owner Gene Haas, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Sunday. "They will be accepted," the Briton told reporters at the Bahrain Grand Prix when asked about Haas's application. "We've also accepted another...
  • Ferrari lead push for F1 rule changes 04-04-2014 02:58 PM

    Sakhir: Ferrari are ramping up the pressure on Formula One authorities to change the sport's rules, saying a company survey shows most fans are unhappy with the new direction of the sport. Ferrari released the findings on Thursday, ahead of this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix, where their cars are expected...
  • Is Geri Halliwell dating Formula One team owner Christian Horner? 01-04-2014 05:56 PM

    London: Former Spice Girl member Geri Halliwell is reportedly dating Formula One team boss Christian Horner. The 41-year-old singer was pictured with Horner, 40, at racing events on various occasions, reported Daily Mirror. They first met when Geri attended the Monaco Grand Prix with British business magnate Bernie Ecclestone in...
  • Teams may pay price for quieter F1, says Ecclestone 18-03-2014 08:11 AM

    A commotion about Formula One's new quieter cars could hit the sport's revenues and lead to teams getting less money if promoters take legal action, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Monday. Australian Grand Prix Corporation chairman Ron Walker said after Sunday's season-opener that he was not happy with the...
  • Australian GP boss raps Ecclestone about quiet cars 17-03-2014 12:49 PM

    Australian Grand Prix organisers have complained to Formula One commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone about the quieter V6-powered cars and say their reduced volume may have breached race contracts with Formula One management. Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) Chairman Ron Walker had already expressed his misgivings to Ecclestone, the organiser's CEO...
  • Indian GP promoters have not complied with contract: Ecclestone 11-03-2014 04:43 PM

    New Delhi: In a sensational twist to the Indian Grand Prix controversy, Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has said its promoters Jaypee Group of not fully fulfilling its contractual obligations to see through the five-year deal. Jaypee, in a polite yet firm retort, refused to discuss the contractual terms in...
  • Bernie Ecclestone hopes every race will be like a wet race 11-03-2014 12:14 AM

    London: Bernie Ecclestone is looking forward to an unpredictable 2014 season when new engines threaten to overturn the established order, the Formula One boss said on Monday. Ecclestone, 83, said he would be able to keep on top of running the sport despite going on trial for bribery in Germany...
  • Bribery case hangs over Formula One boss Ecclestone 07-03-2014 09:45 AM

    London: A German bribery trial that opens next month in Munich will decide the fate of Bernie Ecclestone, the 83-year-old Briton who has turned Formula One into a huge global business over the last three decades. The looming trial and the damning conclusions of a British judge in a damages...
  • Bernie Ecclestone rules out Indian GP return in 2015 06-03-2014 12:14 AM

    India's return to Formula One will have to wait until at least 2016, by which time a new race in Azerbaijan could also be on the calendar, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Wednesday. Speaking to Reuters, the 83-year-old Briton dampened Indian hopes of the Buddh International Circuit near New...
  • Ecclestone wins F1 case, but deal ruled corrupt 20-02-2014 05:14 PM

    London: Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone won a multimillion-dollar case at London's High Court relating to the sale of F1 in 2005 on Thursday but the judge nevertheless said it was a corrupt deal. A former F1 shareholder, German media company Constantin Medien, had sued Ecclestone and other defendants for...
  • Ecclestone backs Mercedes for 2014 title, Force India a 'dark horse' 05-02-2014 06:38 PM

    New Delhi: Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone is one of the many who want to see a new champion in the upcoming season, ending the four-year domination of Sebastian Vettel over the sport. The new regulations make the season unpredictable and the F1 czar sees the Mercedes-Nico Rosberg combination best...
  • New F1 engines a blast from the past for Rosberg 29-01-2014 12:17 PM

    The sound of Formula One's new power units was a blast from the past for Nico Rosberg, son of 1982 champion Keke, but others were less sure after the 2014 cars made a quiet test debut on Tuesday. "It reminds me a bit of when I used to look at...
  • US ruling brings some relief for Bernie Ecclestone 22-01-2014 06:34 PM

    London: A New York court has dismissed a $650 million damages claim brought against Bernie Ecclestone, offering some relief from the legal problems dogging the Formula One boss who faces a bribery trial this year. Investment firm Bluewaters brought the case against Ecclestone and defendants including private equity group CVC,...
  • Bernie Ecclestone steps down from Formula One board 16-01-2014 08:39 PM

    London: Following his indictment on bribery charges in Germany, Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has stepped down from the company's board but will continue to run the sport. A Munich court Thursday decided to put the 83-year-old on trial for allegedly bribing German banker Gerhard Gribkowsky with $45 million...
  • Formula One boss Ecclestone faces bribery trial in Germany 16-01-2014 04:42 PM

    Berlin: Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone will go on trial on bribery charges in Germany, likely in late April, a court said Thursday. The Munich state court said it decided to send the 83-year-old Ecclestone to trial following his indictment last May. He faces charges of bribery and incitement to...
  • Bernie Ecclestone makes bid for historic Nuerburgring 15-01-2014 10:41 PM

    Berlin: Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has put in a bid to buy the famous yet financially troubled Nuerburgring circuit, it was revealed on Wednesday. The race track has gone into administration after local politicians loaded it with debt equating to around 50 years worth of profit and the famed...
  • Future of F1 boss Ecclestone could be settled in court 03-01-2014 02:48 PM

    London: Bernie Ecclestone risks losing his decades-old grip on Formula One motor racing this year, when legal action stemming from the sale of a stake in the sport eight years ago reaches a climax. Ecclestone, 83, is awaiting the outcome of a $100 million damages claim brought by German company...
  • Ferrari want teams to discuss post-Ecclestone Formula One 20-12-2013 06:57 PM

    No one individual can replace Bernie Ecclestone at the helm of Formula One and teams must start planning for a very different future after the 83-year-old eventually leaves the stage, Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has said. The Italian, who has been in the sport since the mid-1970s, wants to...
  • German bank to file new damages case against F1 boss Ecclestone 12-12-2013 09:28 AM

    London: German bank BayernLB plans to bring a $400 million damages claim against Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone in London next month, the latest legal battle relating to the sale of the motor racing business in 2005. German company Constantin Medien (EV4G.DE) is already seeking more than $100 million from...
  • Fernando Alonso gave up a little bit, says Bernie Ecclestone 02-12-2013 06:33 PM

    London: Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has expressed disappointment with Fernando Alonso's performance at Ferrari and suggested the Spaniard was looking for a move earlier in the year. "I've been a little bit disappointed in Fernando because I'm a big supporter of him and of Ferrari," Ecclestone, 83, wrote in...