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F1 chief Ecclestone: Sport and politics should not mixupdated: Fri Apr 13 2012 10:03:00

Should sport and politics mix? Bernie Ecclestone has told CNN that they should not -- and that is why he is happy for Bahrain to host a Formula One race next weekend despite protests from human rights groups unhappy with the kingdom's regime.

Sauber boss backs F1 budget cap updated: Tue Apr 03 2012 11:35:00

The chief executive of Formula One team Sauber has backed recent calls for a budget cap saying that it would make the sport "more interesting."

Ecclestone tells F1 teams to cut spendingupdated: Mon Mar 12 2012 13:53:00

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has told the elite motorsport's teams to cut their spending and get back to basics ahead of the new season's opening race in Australia this weekend.

People.com: British Heiress Petra Ecclestone Weds in Romeupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 09:12:00

British heiress Petra Ecclestone weds in a three-day celebration

Ecclestone: Vettel can dominate like Schumacher didupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 14:50:00

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has backed Red Bull's world champion Sebastian Vettel to match the achievements of fellow German driver Michael Schumacher.

Ecclestone: Indian Grand Prix could move for Bahrainupdated: Tue May 31 2011 10:28:00

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone is hopeful that the postponed Bahrain Grand Prix will take place this season despite the recent turmoil in the gulf kingdom.

Ecclestone on Monaco, Vettel and Bahrainupdated: Tue May 31 2011 10:28:00

CNN's Don Riddell asks Bernie Ecclestone about the Monaco Grand Prix and is the race in Bahrain still going to go on?

Teams may take control of F1, reveals Ferrari chiefupdated: Fri May 13 2011 08:30:00

Formula One teams may try to take control of the elite motorsport when the rights agreement expires at the end of 2012, Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo told CNN in an exclusive interview.

Ferrari plots fast futureupdated: Fri May 13 2011 08:30:00

Ferrari President Luca Cordero di Montezemolo talks to CNN's Don Riddell about Ferrari's future in Formula One.

Ecclestone: F1 is not up for saleupdated: Wed Apr 20 2011 13:41:00

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has rejected reports that the elite motorsport's owner CVC Capital Partners may sell up.

Ecclestone: Decision on Bahrain Grand Prix before F1 season startsupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 13:18:00

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone confirmed on Monday a decision on rearranging the postponed Bahrain Grand Prix will be made prior to the start of the 2011 season.

Vettel tops F1 testing as Ecclestone waits on Bahrain's fateupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 14:04:00

While doubt remains about whether the Formula One season will begin in Bahrain next month, world champion Sebastian Vettel showed he will again be a force in 2011 despite a frustrating test session in Spain on Friday.

Bahrain Grand Prix could be axed, admits Formula One supremoupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 23:18:00

The continuing unrest in Bahrain which left three people dead on Thursday also forced the cancellation of a Formula One feeder series event, raising further doubts that the elite motorsport's new season can begin in the trouble-hit kingdom next month.

F1 boss Ecclestone recovering after muggingupdated: Sat Nov 27 2010 04:45:00

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone took a "good whacking" when he and his girlfriend were violently mugged in London, he tells the Daily Express newspaper Saturday.

Ecclestone leads tributes to late Lotus legend Warrupdated: Wed Oct 06 2010 12:07:00

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has paid tribute to former Lotus boss Peter Warr, who died of a heart attack aged 72 on Monday.

Ecclestone doubts over inaugural Korean GPupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 02:28:00

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has voiced his concern over whether next month's inaugural Korean Grand Prix will go ahead.

Massa's emotional Hungary return; Monaco handed 10-year dealupdated: Wed Jul 28 2010 16:03:00

Formula One star Felipe Massa plans to thank the people who helped save his life a year ago as he makes an emotional return to Hungary this week.

Ecclestone confirms 2011 Indian Grand Prixupdated: Fri Apr 16 2010 12:33:00

Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed that the 2011 Formula One world championship will have a record 20 races with the introduction of a grand prix near Delhi, India, in October.

Ecclestone wants New York GP by 2012updated: Tue Mar 30 2010 04:31:00

Formula One cars could be charging past iconic New York landmarks by 2012 if Bernie Ecclestone gets his way.

Italian GP stays at Monza until 2016updated: Fri Mar 19 2010 12:36:00

The Italian Grand Prix will be held at the historic Monza track until 2016 after a new four-year deal was clinched.

Ecclestone promotes Stefan GP team as possible new F1 entrantsupdated: Thu Feb 04 2010 09:20:00

Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone has reportedly cast doubt on the participation of two new teams ahead of the 2010 season, suggesting that a Serbian outfit will instead be on the starting grid in Bahrain.

Ecclestone makes last ditch bid for Saabupdated: Fri Jan 08 2010 08:20:00

Bernie Ecclestone, the Formula One racing mogul, has emerged as a potential saviour for Saab Automobile after teaming up with Genii Capital, a Luxembourg-based private equity fund, to bid for the ailing Swedish carmaker.

Formula 1 chiefs save British Grand Prixupdated: Mon Dec 07 2009 09:27:00

Formula 1 will continue to take place in Britain for the next 17 years after a deal was struck between Silverstone's owners and the sport's chief Bernie Ecclestone.

SI.com: John Rolfe: Ultimate sports funeral, more odd itemsupdated: Thu Jul 09 2009 09:23:00

Quite the send-off for the late Michael Jackson in L.A. the other day, and it made this space wonder if there's an athlete who would generate a similar arena-sized event replete with 20,000 celebrity-studded mourners and performers, condolences from world leaders, a touching tribute from Ron Artest, a gold-plated casket, a 32-Rolls Royce motorcade with police escort on a closed freeway, a gold-covered commemorative program, scalpers hawking tickets for upwards of $1,000 a pop (a few enterprising souls briefly shot for $25,000), grief-stricken fans pouring in from all corners of the globe, and the rest of the planet re-enacting The Day The Earth Stood Still.

Jews dismiss F1 boss's apology for praising Hitlerupdated: Wed Jul 08 2009 09:45:00

Jewish groups on Wednesday rejected as inadequate an apology by Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone for remarks in which he praised German Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.

Formula One dispute set for court battleupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 14:02:00

Motorsport governing body, the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), plan to sue Ferrari and the seven other Formula One teams threatening to set up a breakaway championship next season, for breach of contract.

Formula One chief 'unconcerned' by riftupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 10:39:00

Formula One's sole commercial rights holder and overall supremo, Bernie Ecclestone, has dismissed the threat of eight of the sport's ten competing teams to breakaway to form a new championship.

Fast forwardupdated: Tue May 12 2009 03:21:00

Kazuki Nakajima has risen through the ranks of motor racing to drive for Williams F1.

Behind the scenes: Lifting the visor on Formula 1updated: Tue May 12 2009 03:21:00

It is 9:30 am at the Sepang International Circuit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and already it's intensely hot. We're here to interview Japanese driver Kazuki Nakajima for Talk Asia, but we also get an insight into the intriguing world of Formula 1.

Billions wiped off UK 'rich list'updated: Sun Apr 26 2009 07:55:00

Lakshmi Mittal lost about $25 billion in the past year. But don't feel too bad for the steel magnate.

Time running out for Honda Formula One teamupdated: Mon Feb 23 2009 10:32:00

Hopes of rescuing the Honda Formula One team appear to be receding in a race against time before the start of the season in Australia on March 29.

Ecclestone wants Honda deal to be tied upupdated: Fri Feb 20 2009 12:19:00

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone is talking up the chances of Richard Branson's Virgin Group taking over the beleaguered Honda team.

Radical F1 plan would only reward winnersupdated: Wed Nov 26 2008 11:41:00

Bernie Ecclestone is proposing a radical change to next season's Formula One world championship that would see the title awarded to the driver winning the most races.

New TV deal underlines Asia's importance to F1updated: Fri Sep 05 2008 10:09:00

"My theory is 'go east', young man, not 'go west'."

British GP will move to Donington Parkupdated: Mon Jul 07 2008 08:12:00

The British Formula One Grand Prix will be switched from Silverstone to Donington Park from 2010.

Formula One facing huge upheavalupdated: Thu Jun 26 2008 11:30:00

Formula One's governing body has issued its clearest threat to Bernie Ecclestone's grip on the sport by suggesting a host of changes.

Formula One bosses continue march to warupdated: Tue Jun 24 2008 09:46:00

Formula One is moving from one battle to the next as all out war beckons over how the sport's monetary spoils are divided.

Ecclestone raises warning of F1 breakawayupdated: Mon Jun 16 2008 11:40:00

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has issued his clearest warning yet that the teams could form a breakaway competition in the wake of the Max Mosley sex scandal.

Silverstone battles to stay in the raceupdated: Tue Jun 03 2008 08:38:00

It is a saga that has rumbled on for years -- but there finally could be light at the end of the tunnel for the British Grand Prix.

Ecclestone sends Mosley a clear messageupdated: Fri May 23 2008 14:00:00

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has written to motor sport officials to reject claims by Max Mosley about his intentions, and turned the knife by suggesting the FIA needs a "credible and respected president."

Ecclestone warning after Mosley letterupdated: Wed May 21 2008 12:02:00

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has reacted angrily to comments from embattled FIA president Max Mosley, suggesting he is ready to fight over the sport's future.

Ecclestone pushes for F1 on Paris streetsupdated: Tue May 13 2008 08:23:00

The French Grand Prix will be held for the last time at Magny-Cours this year but Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone wants it to return to a new Paris circuit in 2010.

Hamilton helps F1 with TV pay dayupdated: Mon Mar 31 2008 06:05:00

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has a lot to thank Lewis Hamilton for.

Melbourne organizers rule out night GPupdated: Mon Mar 17 2008 11:24:00

Australian Grand Prix chiefs have ruled out the prospect of a floodlit race in Melbourne, despite a veiled warning from Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone that they could lose their place on the calendar.

Australian Grand Prix to start laterupdated: Mon Mar 10 2008 06:42:00

The Australian Grand Prix will start later in 2009 in a bid to avoid losing its place in the Formula One calendar.

Bernie's second hand wondersupdated: Thu Oct 04 2007 13:15:00

Before Formula 1, the young Bernie Ecclestone carved out a lucrative career in the motor trade. And its clear that the lessons he learned early in his career have remained with him. In the intervening years, Britain's third-richest man -- and the overall boss of Formula 1 (despite having sold most of his stake to CVC Capital Partners) -- has amassed a collection of automobiles to delight and amaze.

F1 oils the wheels in Turkeyupdated: Fri Aug 24 2007 01:14:00

Turkey might be the youngest circuit on the F1 race calendar, but it has rapidly become one of the most-loved, with Bernie Ecclestone even describing it as "the best race track in the world."

Australians in danger of losing F1updated: Sun May 20 2007 04:30:00

Australia is in danger of losing its grand prix unless it moves the event to the evening, Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone told an Australian newspaper on Sunday.

Street race go-ahead for Singaporeupdated: Fri May 11 2007 05:37:00

Singapore has won a five-year deal to host a Formula One race on a street circuit starting next year, and hopes to break new ground by staging the first Grand Prix night race, a government minister said on Friday.

Valencia hosts grand prix in 2008updated: Thu May 10 2007 07:42:00

Valencia has reached an agreement to host a grand prix from 2008 on a circuit around the Spanish city's new America's Cup port, Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone announced on Thursday.

Abu Dhabi to stage F1 grand prixupdated: Sat Feb 03 2007 07:11:00

Abu Dhabi will host a Formula One Grand Prix from 2009 in a calendar that could be extended to 20 races, F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone said on Saturday.

SI.com: Uphill battleupdated: Fri Jan 26 2007 16:56:00

Despite rumors to the contrary, the United States Grand Prix appears as if it may continue to call the Indianapolis Motor Speedway home after the one-year current extension to its contract expires after the race this June.

Transcript: Bernie Ecclestone, President & CEO of Formula Oneupdated: Mon Jan 22 2007 02:53:00

Fast cars, big bucks, and outrageous comments. Those are the associations usually made with Bernie Ecclestone. But there's more to the Formula One maestro than that -- he's a real family man. And he prides himself on fair play and says his word is always good.

F1 compromise plan moves up a gearupdated: Wed Feb 01 2006 11:34:00

Major F1 manufacturers are close to striking a deal with series supremo Bernie Ecclestone that will remove the threat of a rival circuit, a spokesman said Wednesday.

Ecclestone to clinch Belgian dealupdated: Thu Dec 08 2005 11:26:00

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone is expecting to seal a deal next week to secure the future of the Belgian GP after a promoter ran into financial difficulty.

Luxembourg decline Spa help offerupdated: Sat Oct 22 2005 10:45:00

Luxembourg have declined to help fund next year's Formula One grand prix at Belgium's famous circuit in Spa - a race hit by financial problems.

Ecclestone may quit as F1 supremoupdated: Thu May 19 2005 06:55:00

Bernie Ecclestone is considering quitting as F1's commercial supremo for a new job with the sport's governing body, said FIA president Max Mosley.

Ecclestone offered new role in F1updated: Thu May 19 2005 05:26:00

Bernie Ecclestone has been asked to relinquish his hold on Formula One's commercial empire in a move which could unite the sport.

Five-year deal secures British GPupdated: Thu Dec 09 2004 08:22:00

The British Grand Prix will be at Silverstone for the next five years after a deal was signed on Thursday between Formula One and the circuit's owners.

Silverstone given 48-hour deadlineupdated: Mon Dec 06 2004 12:27:00

Silverstone's owners have been given 48 hours to agree a contract for next year's British Grand Prix, F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has said.

British and French races 'saved'updated: Tue Nov 09 2004 14:50:00

A deal has been agreed to ensure next year's British and French Formula One Grands Prix are staged, according to Minardi boss Paul Stoddart.

Ecclestone takes Stewart to court updated: Thu Oct 21 2004 11:11:00

Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone is to sue Jackie Stewart, president of the British Racing Drivers' Club, for libel in the ongoing row about the future of the British Grand Prix.

British GP doomed says Ecclestoneupdated: Wed Oct 20 2004 03:13:00

The British Grand Prix now looks sure to be removed from the Formula One calendar next year, says the F1 commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

Silverstone future assured for nowupdated: Tue May 25 2004 12:34:00

The short-term future of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone has been assured after the circuit's owners secured a deal to stage the race in 2005 and 2006.

Imola banking on government moneyupdated: Fri Mar 12 2004 08:17:00

Talks to save Imola's F1 future will be re-opened only if the Italian government provides funding to upgrade the San Marino Grand Prix venue, Italy's motorsport head said on Friday.

F1 faces up to a smoke-free futureupdated: Mon Mar 01 2004 13:37:00

If last year was anything to go by, we should be on the eve of one of the most exciting Formula One seasons in a very long time.

Ecclestone: Hard time ahead for F1updated: Sun Feb 29 2004 15:05:00

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone says motor racing's premier series is heading for hard times without tobacco sponsorship.

F1 to say 'arriverderci' to Imolaupdated: Sat Jan 31 2004 11:08:00

Imola, the Formula One circuit which has featured some of the sport's most exciting and tragic moments, will be axed next year, F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone said.

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