Posts Tagged ‘Bernie Ecclestone’

16 Jun 2008: F1: Ecclestone stirs breakaway rumours in time for Magny Cours

Just when you thought it was safe to start reading French Grand Prix previews… along comes the formerly tight-lipped Bernie Ecclestone, now positively garrulous on the subject of a split from the FIA.

7 Jun 2008: F1: strong rumours of split from FIA and manufacturer pullout

Rumours of seismic splits within motorsport have gathered pace today. They include the possibility of a manufacturers’ pull-out and a breakaway F1 series – provisionally entitled ‘GP1’, a trademark owned by none other than Bernie Ecclestone.

22 May 2008: F1 quotes: McLaren get reprieve from the hoi-polloi

Wouldn’t it be awful to be in the equivalent of Monaco’s economy class? Oh, the shame of being at the back of the queue at the F1 event of the year – and we’d like to bet that McLaren didn’t often have the equivalent experience of boarding a plane and turning right.

22 May 2008: F1: will Silverstone stalemate cost Britain its grand prix?

The British Grand Prix is under serious threat of ending, according to the Daily Telegraph, because the British Racing Drivers’ Club is refusing to sign Bernie Ecclestone’s standard European contract.

13 May 2008: F1: Magny-Cours is off the calendar

Magny-Cours – the rural French racetrack famed for having facilities so poor that David Coulthard was inspired to go out and buy a motorhome – is officially off the F1 calendar.

28 Apr 2008: F1: is Ecclestone’s support for Mosley wavering?

A rather interesting story was posted on the BBC website shortly before the opening of hostilities at Barcelona on Sunday. It suggests that embattled FIA president Max Mosley might not be able to rely on the unconditional support of his old mucker Bernie Ecclestone after all.

27 Apr 2008: F1: Spanish Grand Prix live blog

There’s only one show in town at the Circuit de Catalunya today and that’s Fernando Alonso. The stands are lined with blue and yellow flags, representing his home region of Asturias, and the fans don’t give a damn that Renault has changed its livery. The stands opposite his garage are groaning with eager supporters hoping to get a glimpse of their hero…

7 Apr 2008: F1: When The Telegraph deserts Mosley, he must be in trouble…

How things change in the space of a week. Especially The Telegraph’s editorial line on Max Mosley, it seems.

20 Mar 2008: F1: BBC grabs broadcast rights from next year

F1 coverage is moving back to the BBC from next year after Bernie Ecclestone approached the broadcaster to negotiate a new five-year deal.

27 Oct 2007: F1: Ecclestone says ‘silly strategy’ cost Hamilton the title

Bernie Ecclestone, never one to mince his words, has made his pronouncement about Lewis Hamilton’s botched race at Interlagos – he thinks it was McLaren’s “silly” pitstop strategy that did the damage

 
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