"Happy 80th Birthday Bernie" From The People Who Secretly Hate You

The Red Bull Racing team had some fun with F1 emperor Bernie Ecclestone on his 80th birthday, giving him a walker tricked out with everything he'd need, including buttons for "nurse," "power," "money" and "tea." » 10/28/10 4:00pm 10/28/10 4:00pm

Brothels Used As Hotels For Korean Grand Prix

Formula 1 booked journalists and even teams into Korea's famous "love hotel" rooms for this weekend's Korean Grand Prix. Some are complaining of used condoms under their beds and dildo-vending machines. » 10/22/10 9:30am 10/22/10 9:30am

Texas Taxpayers Fork Over $25 Million To F1

We already told you the United States Grand Prix move to Texas is all about the money. Except now we've learned the $25 million in taxpayer dollars supposedly going to local governments is actually going straight into Formula 1's pockets. » 6/02/10 12:20pm 6/02/10 12:20pm

Wired: "New York Wasn't Screwed"

After reading Matt Hardigree's excellent look into the origins of the next U.S. Grand Prix, Wired.com's Chuck Squatriglia penned a counterpoint, arguing that the land where everything is big makes perfect sense. Tomato, tomahto. [Wired] » 5/27/10 6:00pm 5/27/10 6:00pm

How New York Got Screwed By Formula 1

Despite New York possessing the demographics, infrastructure, history and desire to support a stateside return, Formula 1 announced this week the next U.S. Grand Prix is headed to Texas. Here's how — and why — New York get screwed. » 5/27/10 12:30pm 5/27/10 12:30pm

New F1 Documentary Will Omit Multi-Hooker Nazi Sex Orgies

An officially sanctioned F1 documentary will omit Max Mosley's five-hooker Nazi sex orgy, focusing instead on racing between 1968 and 1982 when the sport was still exciting. It's being described as "a big action movie." » 3/12/10 10:30am 3/12/10 10:30am

The Fan Car and Other Episodes From Bernie Ecclestone's Early Years

Speedhunters has a great feature with tons of period photos on Bernie Ecclestone’s years as team principal of Brabham, where he was responsible for giving the green light to Gordon Murray’s maddest: the Fan Car. » 1/18/10 12:30pm 1/18/10 12:30pm

Will Bernie Ecclestone Buy Saab?

Formula One’s overlord has teamed up with a Luxembourg private investment company to submit a bid to GM to buy Saab. But does the General think the bid's credible? » 1/08/10 8:30am 1/08/10 8:30am

Brabham BT46B Fan Car: Making Lemonade From Lemons

The BT46B—also known as the Fan Car—was a cunning Gordon Murray racer, designed to one-up the dominant Lotus 79 in the 1978 Formula One season. » 1/07/10 1:30pm 1/07/10 1:30pm

Bernie Ecclestone's F1 Christmas Card Roasts Briatore

Last year it was Max Mosley with a whip, this year F1 owner Bernie Ecclestone's card depicts Flavio Briatore trying to blow up Mosley's boat. Get it? It's funny because they're all awful people. [WCF] » 12/21/09 10:00am 12/21/09 10:00am

F1 Boss Bernie Ecclestone: "[Like Me, Enzo Ferrari]...Was A Good Used…

During the weekend of the Hungarian Grand Prix, The New York Times’s F1 correspondent Brad Spurgeon conducted a fascinating interview with Bernie Ecclestone, the man who rules the racing series. » 8/04/09 1:00pm 8/04/09 1:00pm

The History Of BMW in Formula One: 1982 — 2009

BMW has been active in Formula One since 1982, when they supplied an absolutely bollocks engine to Bernie Ecclestone's Brabham team. Now that they're calling it quits, let's take a look back at their 27 years in the sport. » 7/30/09 12:00pm 7/30/09 12:00pm

The German Grand Prix in Pictures

Formula One made its mid-season stop at the rain-soaked Nürburgring. With eight races down and eight to go, the German GP was yet again a battle between Brawn and Red Bull. Spoilers ahead! » 7/13/09 9:00am 7/13/09 9:00am

F1 Boss Bernie Ecclestone Says Democracy Bad, Hitler And Saddam OK

Perhaps hoping to underscore why he gets along so well with Max Mosley, F1 Boss Bernie Ecclestone told The Times he doesn't like democracy and believes Hitler, Saddam Hussein and the Taliban were doing a good job. » 7/05/09 9:51pm 7/05/09 9:51pm

So I Woke Up This Morning And F1 Was Dead


The bough has apparently broken: as we head into what are perhaps the last hours of Formula One as we know it, the teams and the FIA have yet to reach a compromise. » 6/19/09 12:15pm 6/19/09 12:15pm

Bernie Ecclestone Thinks He's Tony Soprano

F1 Chief Bernie Ecclestone has some advice for his teams: "If they come in here with a gun and hold it to my head, they had better be sure they can fucking pull the trigger." » 3/24/09 4:30pm 3/24/09 4:30pm

Bernie Ecclestone's Actual Max Mosley Whip-Themed Christmas Card

A scan of the now-infamous Bernie Ecclestone Max Mosley Whipping Christmas Card has hit the web and it's worse than we could have predicted. Also, team Toyota appears to be enjoying it. [F1Fanatic] » 12/22/08 5:15pm 12/22/08 5:15pm

Bernie Ecclestone Christmas Card Depicts Max Mosley Whipping F1 Team…

Always controversial F1 owner Bernie Ecclestone's holiday card depicts a cartoon of F1's even more controversial rulemeister Max Mosley whipping F1 team members, with Bernie brandishing band-aids for their red rear ends. Seriously? Yes. » 12/22/08 10:00am 12/22/08 10:00am

F1 Boss Bernie Ecclestone's Hot Daughter Poses Semi-Nude For PETA

We don't know how it's possible that Tamara Ecclestone is even mildly related to her father Bernie, the boss of F1 and general all-around ugly guy. Despite our suspicions on her true paternity, she's posed draped only in a checkered flag for PETA's "I would rather go naked than wear fur" campaign. These images,… » 10/10/08 10:20am 10/10/08 10:20am

Mosley Warned By Ecclestone Two Months Before Orgy

According to The Times, Bernie Ecclestone warned Max Mosley, "that people had been hired to discredit him and that they had been given an unlimited budget to do so." The paper's information comes from a corporate spy who now feels remorse for trying to help the former Fascist Party member avoid the plot against him. » 6/27/08 11:20am 6/27/08 11:20am