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!
If you hoped that the sale of Formula One would mean that troll-king Bernie Ecclestone would retire to the bridge from whence he came to a nice life of bribing the Billy Goats Gruff, I’ve got some bad news. Ecclestone will remain the chief executive officer of F1, per Autosport, sharing duties with a new chairman.
Flop-haired muppet and dictator aficionado Bernie Ecclestone has controlled Formula One for decades now, and for decades now the sport has been regularly wracked by turmoil. But the traveling F1 circus might finally be sold from his grasp. And that might be the thing that saves it.
Bernie Ecclestone’s mother-in-law Aparecida Schunck was rescued Sunday after being reportedly abducted at knife-point in Brazil for a ransom of $37.5 million. Police have arrested two of the kidnappers and have now reportedly detained a helicopter pilot close to Ecclestone.