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Bernie Ecclestone

F1 mogul Bernie Ecclestone faces bribery charges in Germany

Bernie Ecclestone (right)

Formula One mogul Bernie Ecclestone faces charges in Germany relating to a bribery case, the daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported yesterday.

Thursday, 16 May, 2013, 3:53am

Ecclestone faces potentially torrid time at Bahrain Formula One

Children hold anti-F1 placards in a village near Manama. Photo: EPA

It's going to be, as Alex Ferguson so memorably once put it, "squeaky bum time" this weekend. It won't be the 71-year-old manager of Manchester United clenching his buttocks holding on to an injury-time lead, but the 82-year-old ring master of Formula One.

18 Apr 2013 - 4:05am

Ecclestone rejects protest fears at Bahrain race

Graffiti in a Barbar village calling for a boycott of the Bahrain F1 race. Photo: EPA

Ecclestone said he could see "no reason" why the race, which was cancelled in 2011 after an uprising but went ahead despite demonstrations last year, should not be a success.

16 Apr 2013 - 5:04am

'Paint job' needed for Sepang: Ecclestone

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone. Photo: AP

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has backed the Malaysian Grand Prix to continue but said the tired Sepang circuit needed a "paint job", a report said.

24 Mar 2013 - 5:20am

Short Sport, February 27, 2013

Formula One ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone said yesterday he would happily sign a contract for Melbourne to host the Grand Prix for 50 years, declaring "everybody loves Australia". 

27 Feb 2013 - 4:56am

Sport Digest, October 27, 2012

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel sets the fastest time in practice. Photo: AP

No Tour winners from 1999 to 2005 - UCI

27 Oct 2012 - 4:15am

Fast and furious in Hong Kong

Here is a number for the government to chew on - HK$3.4 billion. This is the money racked up by Singapore in incremental tourist receipts by hosting the Formula One race over the past four years. This is money for jam.

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Making a dream come true

Colin Syn can afford a wry little laugh when he thinks back to his time as a student in London of the 1960s.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

200mph attempt to beat London traffic

You can tell it's the British Grand Prix this weekend because there are lots of news articles in the UK press about the possibility of a Grand Prix in London. It's long been a topic of discussion, and the idea got legs a while back when nigh on half a million people came to watch F1 cars strut their stuff down Regent Street.

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Bahrain fiasco had one good outcome

Bernie Ecclestone has a job to do so get the hell out of his way, particularly you meddlesome troublemakers in the media. Ecclestone is an 81-year-old British billionaire and Andy Warhol lookalike who runs Formula One racing. Despite the involvement in F1 of some of the biggest corporate brands in the world, Ecclestone is unmoved by public sentiment.

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Ecclestone doesn't seem to see the real issue in Bahrain

Apparently the Bahrain Grand Prix is much like the Brazilian race. Not in terms of the exciting, anti-clockwise Sao Paulo track. Not in terms of the history and heritage of Brazilian motor sport or even the fanaticism of the fans. No, the two are similar only in security terms.

19 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

An economic horror show

Despite the economic turmoil, unemployment and homelessness, some Americans do not have problems with jobs, money or housing.

1 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Ecclestone richly blessed but no angel

If you were a little puzzled about Bernie Ecclestone's sudden about-face over the running of the Bahrain Grand Prix recently, you could do worse than read a new biography of F1's supremo. No Angel by Tom Bower is a hefty tome produced with the Ecclestones' blessing that shines a light into a life that is often surrounded by secrecy and mystery.

21 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Silverstone is no longer the pits

Those petrol heads lucky enough to be heading to Silverstone this weekend may struggle to recognise the place. After last year's upgrade to the famous track, this year the teams can luxuriate in a brand new pit and paddock complex. It's not before time, to be honest.

7 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

F1 car in town raises hope for HK Grand Prix

A Formula One car on the streets of Hong Kong for the first time today could be the opening gambit towards hosting a grand prix race, says Automobile Association president Wesley Wan Wai-hei.

18 Jun 2011 - 12:00am