In this photo here, you can see Formula One legend Niki Lauda on one knee, hands pressed together as if in infinite gratitude, before former troll-king of F1, Bernie Ecclestone. It was part of an Ecclestone-honoring photo collage at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed and I just have so many questions.
For the past 20 years, Goodwood’s Festival of Speed has shown what they call the ‘Central Feature’ in front of Goodwood House. Usually, it’s a colossal, dramatic sculpture, and it’s almost always breathtaking. This year, the feature will be based on Bernie Ecclestone, so get ready for something sublime.
The new bosses at Formula One, Liberty Media, already have former F1 tyrant Bernie Ecclestone in a fuss about how much they’re using this “social media” stuff. They now want to expand the F1 schedule, which would maybe, just maybe, wear ol’ Bernie out enough to keep him from talking so much.
Former Formula One tyrant-in-chief Bernie Ecclestone was pivotal to its growth in the 1970s, but his later years as CEO got wacky, ruthless and all kinds of bad. F1’s new owners knocked him into a lower role in January and Ecclestone is already making it known that he hates the way they’re running things.
The way we think about Formula 1 as a pinnacle of motor racing is largely thanks to the work of its last boss, bemused hobgoblin Bernie Ecclestone. In Bernie’s later years, however, it looked more and more like he was stifling the sport he helped bring into the mainstream. Now that he’s out it’s increasingly clear…
When Formula One driver Fernando Alonso announced on Wednesday that he’d skip the Monaco Grand Prix for the Indianapolis 500, it was fun news. Everyone loves a cross-discipline racing start, especially on a big stage. That is, everyone except Bernie Ecclestone. He would have tried to stop the deal from happening.
Bernie Ecclestone, the one-time troll-king of Formula One who’s been relegated to an “emeritus” role within the sport where he can’t do much, is expected to put a bid in to purchase Brazil’s beloved Interlagos F1 circuit, reports Motorsport.com. The city of São Paulo plans to sell the track amid a national financial…
Ever since Liberty Media bought Formula One and moved former Dark Lord of Cars Bernie Ecclestone aside to a “Chairman Emeritus” role, Ecclestone keeps popping up headlines with sad tales about how he doesn’t get a say in F1's direction anymore, and gets no respect. He wants us to feel sorry for him, but I’m not buying…
The Formula One season hasn’t even started and the series’ new owners are already considering how to shake up the schedule. Fortunately for those of us less fond of F1 swinging by oppressive dictatorships for races, one of the first grands prix new F1 overlords Liberty Media criticized was the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
Once again, it’s time to hear the too-polite way of saying “you weren’t doing your job well enough.” This time, deposed Formula One Chairman Emeritus and deranged muppet Bernie Ecclestone is on the receiving end. New F1 chairman Chase Carey said Ecclestone simply wasn’t growing the sport, hence the decision to replace…
While it’s highly tempting to say “good riddance” to Formula One’s infamous loose cannon autocrat-gnome Bernie Ecclestone, we probably wouldn’t be arguing about F1 at all had he not been there. Ecclestone was instrumental in saving the sport in the 1970s and making it the international business powerhouse it is in the…
Longtime Formula One impresario Bernie Ecclestone has been forced to resign from his leadership position over by the sport’s new owners Liberty Media, reports Auto Motor und Sport. New F1 chairman Chase Carey has taken over his former responsibilities. [Update: F1 has confirmed Bernie is out. See below.]
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone wonders a lot of things. He wonders if the sport would be more interesting if drivers got seriously injured. He wonders why North America is such a shit hole. He wonders why all of the drivers in his sport are such “windbags.” And now, he’s wondering if he’ll keep his job.
Group C was one of the greatest eras in racing history, producing the fastest cars to ever run the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans. The story of how it died was, sadly, one that it should have seen coming.
In response to the sudden retirement of Nico Rosberg right after he won his first Formula One drivers’ championship, F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone apparently didn’t have the highest praise for him—Ecclestone reportedly called Rosberg “a world champion and nothing else.” But, Bernie, what if he is something else?
In a meeting prior to the Formula One season finale in Abu Dhabi, all 11 team principles reportedly agreed to bring standing restarts to the grid for the 2017 race season in hopes that it “spices the show up.” If introduced, that means each restart would look just like the start of an F1 race.
Current Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone, who obviously wants to keep some control over Formula One, denies that any changes are coming to the sport’s leadership soon. What, did you expect him to say anything different?
Slow your ultra-lightweight, high-downforce roll, everybody. Ross Brawn may not be heading up the sporting side of Formula One as reports suggested yesterday. Brawn has denied the rumors to the BBC, claiming that Liberty Media hasn’t owned the sport long enough to start making major leadership changes.
Ross Brawn, a man known as the mad genius behind the Benetton, Ferrari, Brawn GP and Mercedes teams in the past, has signed a contract to become the new sporting boss of Formula One, reports Auto Bild. But sorry! Current CEO of F1 and world’s most tenacious dingleberry Bernie Ecclestone isn’t leaving yet.
If there’s one thing that shouldn’t be in the same sentence as “showbiz,” it’s Formula One crashes, where the cockpit is exposed and cars reach ludicrously high speeds. Despite this, F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone suggested building walls closer to tracks to up the danger factor—it makes a better show!