We already knew that NASCAR had a Donald Trump problem, but now it looks as if Formula One does as well—or, at least, head honcho Bernie Ecclestone, whose views are questionable no matter the subject. Recently, Ecclestone shared with us all that he believes Trump would make a “fantastic” U.S. president.
It’s almost a non-story when Formula One head troll Bernie Ecclestone makes an embarrassing, sexist comment lately. Unfortunately, racing legend Mario Andretti made some facepalm-worthy statements in agreement this time, too. Then three-time NHRA drag racing champion Shirley Muldowney put it all in perspective.
Earlier this month, Formula One troll-king Bernie Ecclestone referred to the drivers as “windbags” in the assorted bile he spewed about their desire to move away from the unpopular elimination qualifying format. A tweet from Mercedes F1 driver Nico Rosberg seems to indicate that they’ve embraced their new title.
Today saw the widely unloved Formula One elimination qualifying system given a second chance at the Bahrain Grand Prix. However, the moderate dumpster fire that raged heading into the weekend intensified to a full roar, and no one seems to have the number for Bahrain International Circuit’s fire department.
Lewis Hamilton has a thing for using Snapchat. Formula One Management has a thing for protecting its incredibly exclusive broadcast rights. Those two things don’t mix well, and F1 head honcho Bernie Ecclestone put a personal ban on Hamilton’s Snapchat use in the paddock—which Hamilton broke that very day.
If you needed a perfect illustration as to why the Grand Prix Drivers Association called Formula One out for its poor decision-making processes, here it is. The FIA put a tweaked version of the borked qualifying system up to a vote—not the system that the teams voted for—and thus, couldn’t get the agreement they…
A 35.5 percent stake in Formula One held by CVC Capitol Partners could could have a new owner soon, according to a report by The Sun. Bernie Ecclestone runs the sport for CVC, so could this also be a sign that the 85-year-old may retire soon?
Formula One’s new elimination-based method of qualifying isn’t just more complex for fans to follow, but it’s become a problem for the sport’s own operations as well. Communicating these 90-second eliminations to teams and fans is such a major undertaking that we won’t see it until at least the fifth race of the…
Oh hey look, Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone is back to saying dumb things about women. Now he told Canadian radio station TSN Toronto 1050 that a female driver wouldn’t be taken seriously enough to make it in Formula One. That’s cute, because no one should take anything that comes out of Bernie’s mouth…
As Formula One heads into 2016, Bernie Ecclestone would like to remind you that the series he’s led into a repetitive parade of power unit penalties and predictable action is crap. Again.
While this year’s rain-soaked United States Grand Prix was indeed a thrilling race, it was not a good weekend for the event itself or its venue, Austin, Texas’ Circuit of the Americas. Horrendous weather meant F1 in Austin was “financially devastating” for COTA. Now the track has more bad news: Texas is reportedly…
The businessman running F1 known as Bernie Ecclestone held an impromptu roundtable for journalists at the rain-soaked U.S. Grand Prix yesterday. There are still no solid plans for more racing in America, and the Red Bull team might not even run next year.
Crap excuse for a deranged mutant and head honcho of Formula One Bernie Ecclestone now says that it’s possible for Red Bull to be sued if they choose to depart from the sport, according to a report from The Independent. A contract Red Bull signed to participate in the sport until at least 2020 is at the heart of…
[Because Formula One Generalissimo Bernie Ecclestone doesn’t need any context. Photo credit: Getty Images]
Formula One is among the top sports in the world, and it is headed by demented flop-haired muppet and megalomaniacal billionaire Bernie Ecclestone. Today he took some time to stand up for ex-FIFA head Sepp Blatter. And for raw, uncut corruption.
Much like IndyCar, Formula One has also threatened to split multiple times, but for one crucial moment - ahead of it American counterpart - it did go separate ways for a few races. This is the story of the F1 series that never was.
Apple, Inc. recently announced a new Apple TV, and with it CEO Tim Cook dropped a bomb: The future of television is the app. In an era of dying cable television subscriptions, now is the time for Formula 1, for Bernie Ecclestone, to switch broadcasting models.
As time moves onward and governments clamp down on combating climate change the debate over the Formula of Formula 1 will become more divisive as the manufacturers tied to the sport each clamor for different things. Let’s break down the debate so we as fans can start to agree on what we want from the future Formula 1.