There May Be No F1 German Grand Prix This Year

Bernie Ecclestone's letter to the Rhein-Zeitung newspaper claims that a German Formula One Grand Prix even at the back-up venue of Hockenheim won't be "commercially viable" because "attendance has been so low for the past few years." Ouch. » 2/03/15 10:43am 2/03/15 10:43am

Meet The Racer-Turned-Getaway Driver That Bernie Ecclestone Hired

Roy "The Weasel" James could never get enough cash to keep his racing career alive, so the Formula 2 driver took a Hollywood-esque detour that had him as a wheelman in one of the largest heists in UK history. And when he was released from jail, Bernie Ecclestone hired him to make trophies. And it gets weirder. » 1/29/15 10:25pm 1/29/15 10:25pm

Bernie Ecclestone's Christmas Card Brags About His $100 Million Bribe

Bernie Ecclestone might just be the only man in the world who can bribe his way out of a multimillion dollar bribery case and then brag about it on his Christmas card. » 12/19/14 10:25am 12/19/14 10:25am

Bernie Ecclestone Doesn't Like Bloggers Very Much

Never mind that Formula One is already the most difficult event to get media accreditation for—Bernie Ecclestone wants to limit the number of freeloadin' Internet journalists at F1 races. How can someone so adept at trolling understand the Internet so little? » 11/18/14 9:00am 11/18/14 9:00am

Leaked Letter Shows How Bad Formula One's Finance Problem Really Is

A letter to Bernie Ecclestone cosigned by smaller Formula One teams Force India, Sauber and Lotus explains just how lopsided the sport's distribution of commercial revenue is along with other key facts, such as how none of the smaller teams voted to move to the new V6 turbo engine. » 11/17/14 3:24pm 11/17/14 3:24pm

​Bernie Ecclestone Doesn't Care About You If You're Not Old And Rich

We all know Bernie Ecclestone is a money-grubbing, chauvinistic asshat, but the crusty supreme leader of F1 just upped his Mr. Burns quotient by 1,000 in a recent interview, pointing out that 15-year-olds don't buy Rolexes and comparing Marussia and Caterham to "ladies with credit cards." Then it gets worse. » 11/14/14 2:35pm 11/14/14 2:35pm

Of Course Bernie Ecclestone Is The Only One Cool With A Smaller F1 Grid

With Caterham and Marussia bowing out of the next two races due to financial struggles and other smaller teams becoming vocal about costs being an issue, Formula One overlord Bernie Ecclestone would like to let everyone know that he's fine with the idea of tiny, lame 14-car grids. I'm pretty sure he's the only one. » 11/01/14 3:50pm 11/01/14 3:50pm

Bernie Ecclestone Thinks Putin Could Rule Europe or America

In an interview with Russian news outlet Vedomosti, Bernie Ecclestone claims, "I have never encountered corruption in Russia." Why, Bernie is so impressed with Putin's leadership abilities that he thinks Putin could lead a few other places, too. » 10/11/14 12:05pm 10/11/14 12:05pm

Despicable Tyrant Says Putin "A Nice Guy"

Formula One's billionaire muppet king Bernie Ecclestone recently discussed the upcoming Russian race at Sochi and gave with the most biting indictment of Putin I've ever heard: he called him "a nice guy." » 9/04/14 3:30pm 9/04/14 3:30pm

Next On Bernie Ecclestone's Agenda: Revenge

Now that Bernie Ecclestone is free of a bribery charge after paying an unprecedented $100 million to a German court, he says he has decided to put the matter behind him so he be a living example of kindness and goodwill to all people. Just kidding! It's revenge. Cold-ass revenge is what he's gonna do next. » 8/28/14 1:15pm 8/28/14 1:15pm

Bernie Ecclestone Uses $100 Million Bribe To Avoid Jail For Bribery

When last we heard from our intrepid Formula One honcho and Muppet King friend Bernie Ecclestone, he was on trial in Germany on accusations that he bribed a banker. Now the trial is over because Ecclestone just ponied up $100 million to the court. » 8/05/14 8:33am 8/05/14 8:33am

Formula One Is Worth At Least $8 Billion

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 6/13/14 9:41am 6/13/14 9:41am

F1 Primo Bernie Ecclestone's Daughter May Buy Old Disney Estate

The self-propelled goiter in glasses and a cheap Andy Warhol wig that was given the power of speech by a magical Amalfi-area sea hag that we know as "Bernie Ecclestone" has a pair of daughters, and one of those may buy the old Walt Disney Estate in Holmby Hills. That's the neighborhood the Playboy Mansion is in. » 6/12/14 5:23pm 6/12/14 5:23pm

Bernie Ecclestone Doesn't Care About Social Media, Because Greed

F1 ratings are down and Bernie Ecclestone — the greedy billionaire muppet who runs the sport when not on trial for bribery or crushing beetles— doesn't care, and doesn't want to do anything about it because he's still getting paid reports AUTOSPORT. Asshat. » 6/05/14 8:18am 6/05/14 8:18am

Your Two Favorite People In The Whole Wide World Just Met In Monaco

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MH370 Families Reportedly Kicked Out Of Hotel For Ferrari

Holding out hope against hope, the families of the missing passengers of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are struggling every day to hear new information. Just trying to be optimistic is itself a daily battle. And now they've reportedly been kicked out of their hotel to make way for the Ferrari Formula One team. » 3/22/14 11:20am 3/22/14 11:20am

Some Americans Are About To Buy The Nürburgring

Despite its worldwide renown for motorsports, automaker testing and fairly frequent amateur day crashes, the Nürburgring has been in dire financial straits for years. Now a savior seems to have arisen from an unlikely place: America! » 3/06/14 11:17am 3/06/14 11:17am

F1 Might Race In Azerbaijan In 2015 Or 2016 Or Never

Azerbaijan. It's a small country, next to Georgia and Armenia and north of Iran. F1 doesn't race there. But apparently, Bernie Ecclestone and Flavio Briatore have come together to bring F1 there in 2015. Or 2016. Or never. One of the three. » 3/05/14 10:40am 3/05/14 10:40am

Bernie Ecclestone Says F1, NASCAR In Texas On The Same Weekend Is OK

Bernie Ecclestone thinks he can hold a Formula One race in Austin the same weekend there's a Texas 500 NASCAR race in Fort Worth? Well, it isn't the craziest thing he's done or said lately. » 2/26/14 8:00pm 2/26/14 8:00pm

F1 King Muppet Bernie Ecclestone Escapes Jail, This Time

In a confusing decision, a German judge ruled that F1's King Wizard Nymph Bernie Ecclestone did indeed bribe a banker to the tune of $45 million for the sale of broadcasting rights. However, the judge ruled that it was all fine and dandy. » 2/20/14 10:40am 2/20/14 10:40am